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.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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