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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAli Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Last RevisedApril 5, 2013

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Last Updated: April 05, 2013
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