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Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity

Picture of gastric bypass surgery for obesity

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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCS
Last Revised April 6, 2011

Last Revised: April 6, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ali Tavakkolizadeh, MD, FRCS

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