Gastric Bypass Surgery (Roux-en-Y)

How does gastric bypass surgery affect the digestion process?

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  • AAbby Ellin, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Although the procedure causes enormous weight loss, it also significantly affects the normal digestion process. Bypassing the first part of the intestine interferes with normal absorption of critical nutrients and causes complications related to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, like anemia (iron deficiency) and metabolic bone disease (calcium and vitamin D deficiency).
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