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What are gastric bypass procedures?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Gastric bypass procedures, in general, simply make the stomach smaller so there is less room for food, and therefore, patients seem to have less caloric intake. Patients have numerous options for the type of bypass procedure that will suit them, including laparoscopic banding procedures. Some gastric bypass procedures change the size and shape of the stomach, while others restrict absorption of calories by shortening the small intestines. Some do both. There are also banding procedures that allow for adjustment of the stomach as the patient loses weight. No matter what option the patient chooses, all of these surgeries have the same goal, to severely restrict the amount of calories consumed and absorbed into the body.
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