Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery
The scientific name for this procedure is Billroth II operation (Gastrojejunostomy intestinal anastomosis) and the official name is mini gastric bypass (MGB) or Single-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass. This process is quickly gaining notoriety as being one of the safest and most efficient forms of bariatric surgery, and it has been gaining proponents in large numbers worldwide since it was conceived in the United States 16 years ago by Dr. Robert Rutledge, as a modification of the standard Billroth II procedure. In October of 2012, Dr. Rutledge and Jean-Marc Chevallier, the president of SOFCO, the French Bariatric Surgery Organization, led the International Mini Gastric Bypass Conference.
The conference was held in Paris and incorporated 55 experts. Its success was evident and resulted in a follow-up meeting in October of 2013, which was also held in Paris and involved 35 surgeons specializing in MGB hailing from 13 different countries, many of which who operated at the professional level. Many of the professionals who attended these conferences had reported experience using other forms of bariatric surgery including RYGB Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy or SG and GB or gastric banding.