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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2015, Article ID 152852, 13 pages
Review Article

Efficacy of Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Shanghai Pudong Hospital, Fudan University Pudong Medical Center, No. 2800, Gongwei Road, Shanghai 201399, China
2Liver Cancer Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, No. 180, Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China

Received 16 March 2015; Revised 5 June 2015; Accepted 8 June 2015

Academic Editor: Bjørn Moum

Copyright © 2015 Yingjun Quan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Controversies on the utility of laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (LMGB) in weight loss and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) control still exist. Methods. We conducted a comprehensive literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library. Review Manager was used to perform the meta-analysis and the weighted mean difference (WMD) and/or odds ratio with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were used to evaluate the overall size effect. Results. The literature search identified 16 studies for systematic review and 15 articles for meta-analysis. Compared with LAGB, LSG, and LRYGB, LMGB showed significant weight loss [WMD, −6.58 (95% CI, −9.37, −3.79), (LAGB); 2.86 (95% CI, 1.40, 5.83), (LSG); 10.33 (95% CI, 4.30, 16.36), (LRYGB)] and comparable/higher T2DM remission results [86.2% versus 55.6%, (LAGB); 89.1% versus 76.3%, (LAGB); 93.4% versus 77.6%, (LAGB)]; LMGB also had shorter learning curve and less operation time than LRYGB [WMD, −35.2 (95% CI, −46.94, −23.46)]. Conclusions. LMGB appeared to be effective in weight loss and T2DM remission and noninferior to other bariatric surgeries. However, clinical utility of LMGB needs to be further validated by future prospective randomized controlled trials.