Entry from US English dictionary
Surgical procedures performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss.
- Wann depicts bariatric surgery as ‘stomach amputation’ that imposes anorexia on patients and exposes them to long-term risks.
- Surgical literature has proposed bariatric surgery as the most effective method of diabetes management and cure in morbidly obese patients.
- 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.
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Syllabification: bar·i·at·ric sur·ger·y
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