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In a biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, a portion of the
stomach is removed but the pylorus remains intact. The pylorus controls food drainage from the stomach. The pylorus is connected to a lower segment of the intestine. The duodenum is connected to the lower
part of the small intestine. The food you eat then bypasses much of the small
intestine. This results in fewer calories absorbed and weight loss.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAli Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Current as ofFebruary 16, 2016
Current as of:
February 16, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Ali Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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