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Gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight loss surgery. There are risks with gastric bypass, so the decision should be made carefully and with the approval of your doctor. However, gastric bypass can be very effective in helping people lose a lot of weight quickly. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how gastric bypass is done, pros and cons, recovery, cost, and much more.

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