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Anastomosis Defined


Updated June 17, 2014

surgical anastomosis

A Surgical Anastomosis During Weight Loss Surgery

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Definition: The surgical joining of two structures that are not typically connected.

Two Examples of Surgical Anastomosis:

An arterio-venous fistula, created for dialysis, is an example of a surgical anastomosis. The veins and arteries are surgically connected to create an area for a dialysis catheter to be introduced.

In Bilio-pancreatic diversion weight loss surgery an anastomosis is created between part of the small intestine and the stomach.

Common Misspellings: anastamosis,
To complete the gastric bypass surgery an anastomosis between the intestine and stomach was created.
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