gastric banding

noun

Definition of gastric banding

: a laparoscopic surgical procedure for the treatment of severe obesity that involves placing an adjustable band around the upper stomach to create a small pouch which empties into the remaining stomach through a narrow outlet — compare gastric bypass

Examples of gastric banding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery or gastric banding, is aimed at helping people struggling with obesity to lose weight by significantly reducing the size of their stomachs. Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 June 2022 The coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of morbid obesity would be required to include gastric bypass surgery, adjustable gastric banding surgery, sleeve gastrectomy surgery and duodenal switch biliopancreatic diversion under the bill. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, 24 Feb. 2022 Osbourne, who is married to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, had gastric band surgery in 1999 which helped her lose weight. Toyin Owoseje, CNN, 14 May 2020 Some had gastric sleeve or gastric band procedures. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of gastric banding

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastric banding was in 1983

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16 Jun 2022

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“Gastric banding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastric%20banding. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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gastric banding

noun

Medical Definition of gastric banding

: a laparoscopic surgical procedure for the treatment of severe obesity that involves placing an adjustable band around the upper stomach to create a small pouch which empties into the remaining stomach through a narrow outlet While gastric bypass is more effective than gastric banding, gastric bypass is a more invasive and life-altering procedure and, unlike gastric banding, generally not reversible.— Christina C. Wee, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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