gastric bypass

noun

Definition of gastric bypass

: a surgical bypass operation that typically involves reducing the size of the stomach and reconnecting the smaller stomach to bypass the first portion of the small intestine so as to restrict food intake and reduce caloric absorption in cases of severe obesity — compare gastric banding

Examples of gastric bypass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, traditional approaches for people with disorders like BED might involve a drastic solution like gastric bypass surgery. Benjamin Adams, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Roker, who underwent gastric bypass surgery 20 years ago, recently power-walked his way through a half marathon. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 7 June 2022 Roker began opening up about his health and weight loss after undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2001. Breanna Bell, PEOPLE.com, 6 June 2022 Hope finally arrived following a conversation with a friend who had undergone gastric bypass surgery. al, 8 May 2022 Nearly two decades after undergoing gastric bypass surgery following a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, Randy Jackson is feeling better than ever. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, 4 May 2022 Some have turned to gastric bypass surgery, lost scores of pounds but then regained them. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 Keatley cites people who have poor-quality diets, people who have difficulty with digestion (such as those who have had gastric bypass surgery or have Crohn's disease), and the elderly as some potential candidates for multivitamin use. Allure, 25 Apr. 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 See More

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First Known Use of gastric bypass

1967, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2022

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“Gastric bypass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastric%20bypass. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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gastric bypass

noun

Medical Definition of gastric bypass

: a surgical bypass operation performed to restrict food intake and reduce absorption of calories and nutrients in the treatment of severe obesity that typically involves reducing the size of the stomach and reconnecting the smaller stomach to bypass the first portion of the small intestine especially : roux-en-y gastric bypass

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