gastric banding

noun

: 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 Four types of surgery performed between 1982 and 2018 were examined in the study: gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric sleeve and duodenal switch. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 28 Jan. 2023 In gastric banding, an elastic band that can be tightened or loosened is placed around the top portion of the stomach, thus restricting the volume of food entering the stomach cavity. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 28 Jan. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastric banding was in 1983

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“Gastric banding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastric%20banding. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

gastric banding

noun
: 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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