The Role of Malabsorption in Bariatric Surgery

Prachand, Vivek; Alverdy, John
October 2009
World Journal of Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p1989
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of malabsorption in bariatric surgery. It mentions that Jejunoileal bypass (JIB) was the first gastrointestinal operation to be performed specifically to treat severe obesity. It also states that the operation was conceptually designed to radically alter the absorption of nutrients and energy from the intestinal tract in an effort to achieve massive weight loss in severely obese persons.


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