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Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

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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.

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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