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Why is gastrojejunostomy done?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 40 years experience
MANY REASONS: Connecting the small bowel to the stomach (gastrojejunostomy) can be done to bypass a blockage in the distal stomach or duodenum. It is done for GI tract reconstruction after removal of the distal stomach or duodenum. Actually, gastric bypass surgery incorporates a form of gj. There are other reasons, of course, but these are some of the primary ones. Good luck.

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