Patient Contraindications to Undergoing MGB

  • Rudolf Weiner


The indications for surgery for obesity and weight-related diseases are established by the IFSO statement of 2016. MGB-OAGB is one of the three leading procedures in the world. There is only one specific contraindication to undergoing MGB: short bowel syndrome. The risk for malnutrition exists only if the biliopancreatic limb is 200 cm or longer.


Contraindications Obesity surgery Mini-gastric bypass MGB-OAGB Short bowel syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Weiner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Frankfurt am MainFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic DisordersCenter of Excellence Accredited by EU-IFSO, Sana-Klinikum Offenbach am MainOffenbach am MainGermany

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