Definition of bariatric surgery in US English:

bariatric surgery


  • Surgical procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss.

    • ‘‘When a person loses a large amount of weight in a short period of time, particularly after bariatric surgery, the person has large amounts of extra skin,’ said Dr. Kenkel.’
    • ‘I wanted to say that I agree with you about the risks of bariatric surgery.’
    • ‘Without safe, effective solutions, the latest quick fix - bariatric surgery (sometimes known as stomach stapling) - is flourishing.’
    • ‘After bariatric surgery, or surgery for obesity, when there's a lot of skin fold rolling extra, then the surgery would be much more extensive: a body lift, a tummy tuck and an extended scar.’
    • ‘With bariatric surgery the stomach is reduced by 90 percent - to the size of the top joint of the thumb - and the large intestines are bypassed.’
    • ‘When society regards people who are morbidly obese as victims, not perpetrators, of a chronic disease, bariatric surgery should be viewed no differently than surgery for other chronic diseases.’
    • ‘In patients with morbid obesity, weight loss via bariatric surgery helps to decrease the severity of obstructive sleep apnea.’
    • ‘60 minute with a bariatric surgery nurse who reviews medical history and individual needs’
    • ‘Eve Marin, 27, has lost about 160 pounds since undergoing bariatric surgery to reduce her stomach size nearly three years ago.’
    • ‘The international registry of bariatric surgeries provides data regarding surgical mortality and complications.’
    • ‘Surgical literature has proposed bariatric surgery as the most effective method of diabetes management and cure in morbidly obese patients.’
    • ‘That's right, an experimental new pacemaker may one day help millions of people fight fat, and it could provide a lower-risk alternative to bariatric surgery, such as gastric bypass or stomach stapling.’
    • ‘For those who are not candidates for bariatric surgery, recommendations for conventional weight loss goals are 10 percent of body weight.’
    • ‘In the distant future if he is able to lose more weight, he may be a candidate for bariatric surgery.’
    • ‘The number of gastric bypass surgeries has shot up in recent years, increasing from 29,000 procedures in 1999 to about 141,000 in 2004, according to the bariatric surgery society.’
    • ‘Prompting the interest: the fact that 300 million people meet the definition of obese, and in 2004, Americans spent an estimated $3.5 billion on bariatric surgery.’
    • ‘Wann depicts bariatric surgery as ‘stomach amputation’ that imposes anorexia on patients and exposes them to long-term risks.’
    • ‘I have an acquaintance who had the bariatric surgery, and I would not trade the quality of life available through effort and self-discipline for that afforded by the ‘quick fix’ of the surgery.’
    • ‘Dr. Livingston, a surgeon who performs bariatric surgery for the extremely obese, says obesity clearly causes diabetes and hypertension, which in turn cause cardiovascular diseases.’
    • ‘I'm disturbed by a recent new advertising campaign in Columbus that is being conducted by a bariatric surgery corporation.’