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Gastric bypass surgery, showing part of the small intestine being opened up with a cautery device. Gastric bypass surgery (GBP) reduces the size of the stomach and reconstructs the intestines to reduce the amount of food that is able to be absorbed by the patient. The restrictive and malabsorptive effects of GBP can result in drastic weightloss for morbidly obese patients.
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