gastric bypass


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

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Recent Examples on the Web In contrast, cosmetic procedures and many elective procedures such as cataract surgery and gastric bypass surgery would not satisfy this criterion. Arthur Caplan, STAT, "Are infertility treatments ‘essential’? How to ethically determine what kind of care must go on amid Covid-19," 30 Apr. 2020 The guidance released by the state also lists other procedures that could be put off, including some related to cancer, certain pediatric surgeries and gastric bypass surgery. Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska puts abortions on list of medical procedures that should be delayed during coronavirus crisis," 8 Apr. 2020 While not a solution for everyone, gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding, among other procedures, have proven effective. Dana Goldman, The Conversation, "Obesity, second to smoking as the most preventable cause of US deaths, needs new approaches," 27 Jan. 2020 Last year, due to a history of gastric bypass and recent antibiotic exposure, a woman developed a severe kidney condition after starting a green juice diet. Donavyn Coffey, Popular Science, "How to actually detox," 1 Jan. 2020 The victim has dentures on her upper jaw, has undergone a hysterectomy, gall bladder removal surgery and gastric bypass surgery and may have been a smoker, according to the release. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Body of unidentified woman found in plastic bag behind abandoned Spring church," 9 Dec. 2019 That research involved analyzing data on 3,705 patients ages 19 and younger with a BMI of at least 30 who underwent either gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy between 2015 and 2017. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Pediatricians endorse weight loss surgery for severely obese kids and teens: 'It changed my life'," 27 Oct. 2019 Dodge graduated, underwent gastric bypass surgery, and started to diet and work out. Fox News, "Former reporter loses more than 200 pounds to start new career as Texas police officer," 11 Oct. 2019 The majority of patients had undergone gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, while a smaller number had adjustable gastric banding or a duodenal switch procedure. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Weight-Loss Surgery May Reduce Heart Risks in People With Type 2 Diabetes," 2 Sep. 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Gastric bypass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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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