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Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Last Revised April 5, 2013

Last Revised: April 5, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

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