Life After the Mini Gastric Bypass

Ever wondered what life might be like after the Mini-Gastric Bypass? If you’ve been researching weight loss surgery in Canada, chances are you may have stumbled upon the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre. SmartShape™ is an award-winning facility and team of bariatric specialists that has helped thousands of Canadians make their weight loss goals a reality. Whether prompted by health-related issues or failed diet attempts, the Mini-Gastric Bypass is rapidly emerging as a preferred choice for patients seeking weight loss and improved quality of life. To help you consider this life-changing surgery, we share a few of our patients’ success stories below. But first, let’s shed some light on the transformation procedure that’s also known as the MGB.

What is the Mini Gastric Bypass?

The Mini Gastric Bypass, or MGB, is one of four types of weight loss procedures offered at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, resulting in long-lasting and healthy weight loss. Simple, safe and effective, it is the modern alternative to the traditional Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which offers a more streamlined procedure with reduced overall complication rates.

How does the MGB Work?

Performed laparoscopically, the Mini-Gastric Bypass works in two ways:

First, it reduces the size of your stomach by creating a smaller stomach “pouch” that bypasses a large portion of your stomach. As you eat, the small pouch of stomach fills and sends signals to the brain that you feel satisfied and comfortable with smaller portions of food.

Second, the stomach pouch is reconnected to bypass a section of your small intestine. This lessens food absorption, effectively slowing digestion, helping you feel fuller, longer and enables you to go longer without food or snacks between meals.

How the MGB Changed My Life

Jeff’s Story

Before the MGB, Jeff’s biggest problems were portion control and yo-yo dieting. Today he feels on top of the world, having lost 102 pounds, 16” in his waist size and 3” in his shirt neck size. In fact, Jeff was able to cut his diabetes medication in half!

Learn more about his story here.

Pina’s Story

Pina was scheduled to do the regular gastric bypass surgery, but then she learned about the MGB through SmartShape™. Now she’s 55 pounds lighter and understands what she can and cannot eat. “I just knew this surgery was for me”, she says. “I don’t know how to explain it exactly, but it just felt right”.

Learn more about her story here.

Mary-Ann’s Story

Mary-Ann struggled with weight issues since the sixth grade and tried every diet out there. At age 53, she made the game-changing decision to have the MGB procedure and dropped 165 pounds in nine months. Now, she’s living her best life and growing her bucket list day by day.

Learn more about her story here.

Weight Loss Solutions in Canada

Think you might be a candidate for the Mini-Gastric Bypass? Speak with one of our patient advisors at the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre today to get started. Call (888) 278-7952 or email info@smartshape.ca.

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