bariatric

adjective
bar·​iat·​ric | \ ˌber-ē-ˈa-trik How to pronounce bariatric (audio) , ˌba-rē- \

Definition of bariatric

: relating to or specializing in the treatment of obesity : involving or practicing bariatrics If all goes well, bariatric surgery leads to substantial weight loss, especially among the morbidly obese.— Stephen J. Dubner et al. a bariatric clinic bariatric physicians bariatric medicine

Examples of bariatric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just three years after her own attendance at informational workshops and her transformation, Agee now gives testimonials at workshops about bariatric surgery. al, 8 May 2022 He's lost a significant amount of weight, likely due to bariatric surgery. CBS News, 9 Mar. 2022 Because doctors encourage patients to lose some weight on their own before undergoing bariatric surgery, Swiger went back to losing weight – this time, more successfully. Fox News, 25 Jan. 2020 There are ways of tackling obesity, though, including bariatric surgery when appropriate. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 There’s also behavior change support and bariatric surgery, as many Americans fight (not always winning) a war against excess weight. Louis Biscotti, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Sisters star, 35, goes to see Dr. Eric Smith, her bariatric surgeon, in this exclusive clip from Monday's episode. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 3 Dec. 2021 Adult obesity drugs may not be approved for children and there’s a reluctance to offer bariatric surgery before a patient is ready to weigh the benefits and risks for themself. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 27 Aug. 2021 Adult obesity drugs may not be approved for children and there’s a reluctance to offer bariatric surgery before a patient is ready to weigh the benefits and risks for themself. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bariatric

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bariatric

bar- + -iatric, probably after earlier bariatrics

Note: See note at bariatrics.

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13 May 2022

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“Bariatric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bariatric. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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bariatric

adjective
bar·​iat·​ric | \ ˌbar-ē-ˈa-trik How to pronounce bariatric (audio) \

Medical Definition of bariatric

: relating to or specializing in the treatment of obesity : involving or practicing bariatrics Bariatric surgery is the umbrella term for all weight-loss surgeries reserved for obese patients. Gastric bypass is a subset of these surgeries that first divides the stomach into a small and large pouch and then connects the small stomach pouch to the lower small intestine …— Bijal P. Trivedi, Discover bariatric physicians bariatric medicine

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