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A medical term used to describe processes and functions related to the stomach.
|Gastric Banding Surgery||
A restrictive type of weight-loss surgery in which a silicone band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch. The band is then filled with saline solution through a tiny port in the patient’s abdominal region, and can be tightened or adjusted periodically to make the stomach pouch smaller. Weight loss occurs as a result of the patient eating smaller portion sizes.
|Gastric Bypass Surgery||
A type of bariatric surgery in which a portion of the stomach is cut away to result in a smaller stomach pouch, and in which the small intestine is rerouted in a manner to prevent the body from absorbing calories that contribute to weight gain. Gastric bypass surgery is considered both a restrictive and malabsorptive form of weight-loss surgery.
A medical term used to describe processes and functions related to both the stomach and intestines.