Biliary and Gastric Bypass Surgeries

Biliary bypass surgery reroutes the flow of bile around the tumor. It may relieve jaundice if the tumor is blocking the common bile duct.

Gastric bypass surgery can be performed if the tumor blocks the duodenum. A gastric bypass allows food to flow from the stomach past the blockage.

If blockages in both the bile duct and the duodenum are of concern, the surgeon can do a combination procedure known as a palliative double bypass.



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