Bypass surgery for a blocked duodenum
Bypass surgery for a blocked duodenum is called a gastro-jejunostomy. This operation is often done at the same time as bypass surgery for a blocked bile duct.
What happens during the operation?
This type of surgery usually takes about two to four hours. The surgeon will connect the stomach to the small intestines. This allows food to pass from the stomach into the small intestines, and should stop you feeling sick.
Before bypass surgery for a blocked duodenum
After bypass surgery for a blocked duodenum
Published February 2017
Review date February 2019