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What is biliopancreatic diversion?

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This operation is like Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, except that it connects the small stomach pouch farther down in the intestine. Few weight loss surgery centers do this type of surgery. It’s very effective, but it's hard to do, and it can leave you short on nutrients.

SOURCES:

American Society for Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity," "Bariatric Surgery."

 Virji, A. 2006. American Family Physician,

Brethauer, S. 2006. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Buchwald, H. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Fisher, B. 2004. Obesity Surgery,

Kral, J. , 2006. British Medical Journal

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 25, 2017

SOURCES:

American Society for Bariatric Surgery: "Rationale for the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity," "Bariatric Surgery."

 Virji, A. 2006. American Family Physician,

Brethauer, S. 2006. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine,

Cleveland Clinic: "Surgical Options for Extreme Obesity."

Buchwald, H. 2004. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Fisher, B. 2004. Obesity Surgery,

Kral, J. , 2006. British Medical Journal

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 25, 2017

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