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Biliopancreatic Diversion With Duodenal Switch


Picture of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch

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, resulting in fewer calories absorbed and weight loss.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAli Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCS
Last RevisedApril 6, 2011

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