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Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch

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In a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, a portion of the stomach is removed but the pylorus remains intact. The pylorus controls food drainage from the stomach. The pylorus is connected to a lower segment of the intestine. The duodenum is connected to the lower part of the small intestine. The food you eat then bypasses much of the small intestine. This results 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

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: April 05, 2013
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