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  1. Woodward, Bryan G. MPH, LCEP


There are multiple surgical procedures used for weight loss. The concept of achieving malabsorption through manipulation of the gastrointestinal contract is briefly discussed. Various surgical options are considered with their advantages and disadvantages, namely vertical banded gastroplasty, gastric banding, Roux-en-y gastric bypass, distal gastric bypass billiopancreatic diversion, and duodental switch.