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What is the difference between gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding?

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The difference between gastric bypass and gastric banding is that in gastric bypass surgery, food doesn't pass through a pouch. It goes right into the small intestine.

SOURCES: News release, Allergan. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: "Bariatric Surgery." Kelvin D. Higa, MD, program director of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Fresno, CA; past president, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Walter Pories, MD, professor, founding chair of surgery department, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Buchwald, H. T , Oct. 13, 2004. Sjöström, L. , Dec. 23, 2004. Colquitt, J. , 2009. Brolin, R. , Dec. 11, 2002. Buchwald, H. , October 2007. McMahon, M. , October 2006.









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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 26, 2017

SOURCES: News release, Allergan. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: "Bariatric Surgery." Kelvin D. Higa, MD, program director of minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Fresno, CA; past president, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Walter Pories, MD, professor, founding chair of surgery department, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Buchwald, H. T , Oct. 13, 2004. Sjöström, L. , Dec. 23, 2004. Colquitt, J. , 2009. Brolin, R. , Dec. 11, 2002. Buchwald, H. , October 2007. McMahon, M. , October 2006.









he Journal of the American Medical AssociationNew England Journal of MedicineCochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsThe Journal of the American Medical AssociationSurgeryMayo Clinic Proceedings

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 26, 2017

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