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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.
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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