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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 StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAli Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ali Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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