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Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

Gastric bypass surgery for obesity

Gastric bypass is surgery to make the stomach smaller and change the connection between the stomach and the intestines. The small intestine is attached to a new opening made in the stomach (above the double row of staples). The two parts of the small intestine are connected so that the unused part of the stomach can drain.

Current as of: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Ali Tavakkoli FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

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