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Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive-malabsorptive procedure, meaning it not only limits the volume of food that can be eaten, but also decreases the absorption of fat and calories.

During the operation, a surgeon will use staples to divide the stomach into a smaller upper half and larger lower half. Next, the smaller section or pouch is connected directly to the small intestine. As a result, patients feel full after eating less. Gastric bypass surgery is available at Morristown, Overlook, Hackettstown and Chilton medical centers.

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My life is easier than it was before thanks to the gastric bypass surgery I had at Morristown Medical Center.

Robert DeGast, gastric bypass surgery patient at Morristown Medical Center