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What is a duodenal switch?

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Duodenal switch is complicated surgery that removes most of the stomach and uses a gastric sleeve to bypass most of your small intestine. It limits how much you can eat. It also means your body doesn't get as much of a chance to absorb nutrients from your food, which could mean you don't get enough of the vitamins and minerals you need.

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News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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