Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

Gastric bypass surgery for obesity

Gastric bypass is surgery to make the stomach smaller and change the connection between the stomach and the intestines. The small intestine is attached to a new opening made in the stomach (above the double row of staples). The two parts of the small intestine are connected so that the unused part of the stomach can drain.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

Current as ofFebruary 16, 2016

Current as of: February 16, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Ali Tavakkoli, FACS, FRCS, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery