Why is mini gastric bypass surgery not more popular? Is there some inherent problem with it?
Based on all of the research I’ve done, it seems to be a great option with good weight loss, comparable resolution of health problems and relatively low complication rates. And the costs look to be much less than gastric bypass or other procedures.
But there are very few clinics in the United States who offer it. Why is no one talking about this procedure?
The only reason I could find is that it’s an easier procedure so it is more likely that inexperienced surgeons would be performing it. But that doesn’t explain why experienced surgeons would not offer it.
I’ve also read that more long-term research is needed to confirm its positive results. But lack of long-term research didn’t stop gastric sleeve surgery from being adopted.
I look forward to your insights.