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 Kate dumps Toby and decides to get gastric bypass surgery. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 26 May 2021 In 2002, Al had gastric bypass surgery, which led him to lose 160 pounds. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, 25 Feb. 2021 Her writing career includes essays about a doctor who, seeing that Annie is overweight, reflexively suggests that Annie undergo gastric bypass surgery. oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2021 Randy Jackson has maintained a 100-pound-plus weight loss since undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2003. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 7 Jan. 2021 But more health problems followed, despite a 2005 gastric bypass that greatly trimmed his weight. Debora Rey, Chron, 25 Nov. 2020 But more health problems followed, despite a 2005 gastric bypass that greatly trimmed his weight. Debora Rey, SFChronicle.com, 25 Nov. 2020 His numerous health issues also included gastric bypass surgery to contain his weight and treatment for alcohol abuse. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 25 Nov. 2020 Several months later, in April of 2004, Heim thought enough was enough and decided to take a life-changing step to undertake gastric bypass surgery. Shreeya Agarwal, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 6 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of gastric bypass

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Gastric bypass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastric%20bypass. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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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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