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Biliopancreatic Diversion

Biliopancreatic diversion

In a biliopancreatic diversion, a portion of the stomach is removed. The remaining portion of the stomach is connected to the lower portion of the small intestine. The food you eat then bypasses much of the small intestine, resulting in fewer calories absorbed and weight loss.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Last Revised April 5, 2013

Last Revised: April 5, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ali Tavakkoli, MD, FRCSC - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

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