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

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Some had gastric sleeve or gastric band procedures. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Obesity surgery may lower heart-attack danger in diabetics, study finds," 16 Oct. 2018

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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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, 9 Sept. 2009

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