Biliopancreatic Diversion Gastric Bypass Operation
Diagram showing biliopancreatic bypass
of duodenum & jejunum
Risks & Benefits | Gastric Bypass
Surgery | Biliopancreatic
Diversion | Roux-en-Y
Biliopancreatic Diversion: Gastric Bypass Operation
Biliopancreatic Diversion gastric bypass is one of the most extreme surgical operations for obesity treatment. As in restrictive surgeries, the stomach size is reduced and the small pouch which remains is connected directly to the final section of the small intestine (the ileum) thus bypassing the duodenum and the jejunum, entirely.
Risk of Nutritional Deficiency
Although this malabsorptive surgical procedure is very successful for weight loss, as it greatly reduces calorie-intake, it is performed less frequently by bariatric surgeons than other weight loss surgeries, because of the high risk for nutritional deficiencies.
Patients who undergo biliopancreatic diversion must commit to a lifetime program of nutritional supplements.
Most Popular Gastric Bypass
The most common malabsorptive weight loss operation is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which bypasses less of the small intestine, thus allowing greater uptake of nutrients.
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