gastric bypass

noun

: 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 People who are hospitalized or who have had gastric bypass surgery may also become deficient. Christie Aschwanden, Scientific American, 19 Dec. 2023 Paltrow invites fans to stay at Montecito guesthouse with Airbnb Snitzer eventually began to rehabilitate her body after doctors performed a gastric bypass operation to remove part of her stomach. USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 After years of struggling with his weight, the singer and reggaeton star decided six months ago to undergo gastric bypass surgery — a bariatric procedure in which the size of the stomach is reduced and then re-connected directly to the small intestine, per Mayo Clinic. Alex Ross, Peoplemag, 5 Dec. 2023 Nicky Jam is sharing how transforming his health habits and making the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery have positively impacted his life. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 5 Dec. 2023 According to the Mayo Clinic, bariatric surgery is the collective name for a group of surgeries, such as gastric bypass, that involve making changes to someone’s digestive system to help with weight loss. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2023 Roker has undergone multiple surgeries over the years, including a knee replacement in 2001, gastric bypass in 2002, an operation on his back in 2005 and a hip replacement in 2019. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2023 Four types of surgery performed between 1982 and 2018 were examined in the study: gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric sleeve and duodenal switch. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 28 Jan. 2023 Bariatric surgery — a collective term for gastric bypass and other weight loss surgeries — involves surgically modifying the digestive system, typically the stomach and small intestine, in order to reduce the amount of food an individual can eat and absorb. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 14 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastric bypass was in 1967

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“Gastric bypass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastric%20bypass. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

gastric bypass

noun
: 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
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