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About Gastric Bypass Surgery

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About Gastric Bypass Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be categorized in one of two ways:

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Gastric bypass is a combined restrictive and malabsorptive procedure that actually reduces the size of your stomach.

Surgical staples are used to create a small stomach pouch which restricts the amount of food you can eat at one time.

The small intestine is then attached to this newly created stomach pouch, allowing food to bypass the large part of the stomach, eliminating food absorption in the larger part of the stomach.

Food is now rerouted, or bypasses the large part of the stomach.

Advantages of Gastric Bypass

Because gastric bypass is often a minimally invasive operation, there are several advantages:

Risks of Gastric Bypass

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If you think gastric bypass is right for you, call 1-888-MD-RWJUH to sign up for one of our free seminars or request an individual consultation.

Portions of above content courtesy of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.


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