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Question 2#

Which of the following bariatric procedures is primarily intended to induce weight loss through malabsorption of ingested nutrients?

A. Adjustable gastric band
B. Sleeve gastrectomy
C. Roux -en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)
D. Duodenal switch

Correct Answer is D


Bariatric procedures are classified as restrictive, malabsorptive, or a combination of restrictive and malabsorptive in the mechanism of weight loss that they induce. Restrictive operations include adjustable gastric band and gastric sleeve, malabsorptive operations include duodenal switch and biliopancreatic diversion, and combined restrictive and malabsorptive procedures include the Roux -en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB).