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What is a gastroenterostomy?

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Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
Re-routing: A gastroenterostomy is a fashioning of a connection between the stomach and the jejunum, (the second section of the small bowel). It can be done to bypass the distal stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small bowel), or if those sections are removed, it provides continuity of the gut, so you can eat and digest your food.
Answered on May 23, 2015

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