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Gastric bypass surgery

Alternate Names : Bariatric surgery - gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Gastric bypass - Roux-en-Y

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Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure involves creating a stomach pouch out of a small portion of the stomach and attaching it directly to the small intestine, bypassing a large part of the stomach and duodenum. Not only is the stomach pouch too small to hold large amounts of food, but by skipping the duodenum, fat absorption is substantially reduced.





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Roux-en-Y stomach surgery for weight loss
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Review Date : 2/4/2008
Reviewed By : Shimul A. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.



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