Gastric Bypass Overview
- Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that reroutes a patient's digestive tract, permanently altering the way in which food is absorbed into the body.
- Gastric bypass surgery is used to treat severe morbid obesity.
- The goal of gastric bypass surgery is to change a patient's physical and psychological eating habits; by reducing the size of the stomach, patients must eat less, and they must eat healthier foods to compensate for the reduced portions.
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