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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Of the more than 5,300 who had surgery, most had gastric bypass, the most common type of stomach-shrinking operation. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Obesity surgery may lower heart-attack danger in diabetics, study finds," 16 Oct. 2018 But they’re generally considered very safe: One 2012 report found that mortality and complication rates for both gastric bypass and sleeve procedures were lower than those generally associated with gallbladder or hip replacement surgery. Amanda Macmillan,, "12 People Have Died After Trying This Popular Weight-Loss Procedure. Here's What You Should Know," 7 June 2018 The determined mom had a gastric balloon and gastric bypass and lost more than half her body weight over 12 months, but was left with rolls of skin that hung to her knees. Fox News, "Woman who lost 252 pounds rejected on Tinder after sending pics of her excess skin," 10 July 2018 Patients who have had gastric bypass surgery also are vulnerable to this vitamin deficiency and usually need supplements (GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology, April 2018). Houston Chronicle, "Old wives’ remedy helped arthritis pain," 1 July 2018 The audience meets Plum on the cusp of her decision to get gastric bypass surgery, before a series of bizarre events intervene. Sonia Saraiya, HWD, "ACCESS IS EVERYTHING," 5 June 2018 Complications from his condition required surgical removal of his gallbladder and gastric bypass surgery, according to the complaint. Fortune, "A Man in Severe Pain Curls Up on the Floor of a United Flight, But the Airline Won't Land. Now He's Suing," 25 May 2018 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. Korin Miller, Allure, "Do You Need to Take a Multivitamin? Here's What Nutritionists Say," 3 May 2018 Among the racers this year will be Marcus Cook, a 45-year-old Houston native who lost 256 pounds through a gastric bypass, and changes to his exercise and diet. Robert Downen, Houston Chronicle, "The Woodlands' Ironman expected to draw 3,000 racers," 27 Apr. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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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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