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What are the steps for the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery?

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First, the surgeon makes a small stomach pouch by stapling part of the stomach together or by vertical banding. This limits how much food you can eat.

Next, the surgeon attaches a Y-shaped section of the small intestine to the pouch. That creates a bypass for food, so it skips part of your digestive system. As a result, you absorb fewer calories and nutrients.

From: Gastric Bypass Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 06, 2018

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