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Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic diversion

In a biliopancreatic diversion, a portion of the stomach is removed. The remaining portion of the stomach is connected to the lower portion of the small intestine. The food you eat then bypasses much of the small intestine, resulting in fewer calories absorbed and weight loss.

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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