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Biliopancreatic Diversion

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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Current as of March 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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