Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.

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  • n. The branch of medicine dealing with obesity and weight problems.

Etymologies

bar(o)- + -iatrics.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • He referred me to another doctor, one who specialized in bariatrics.

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  • I practice bariatrics at a major NW US institution and would like to establish a conversation around how to best present the literature to other M.D.s.

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  • It is similar to a generation ago when you saw all bathrooms get remodeled to be handicap accessible. bariatrics is by far the fastest growing segment of the medical supply industry.

    X-raying the obese is "like watching TV without cable or an antenna."

  • All of this may seem obvious, but until bariatrics the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of obesity has a scientific basis, the obesity problem will worsen.

    Carbohydrates or weight loss or both? | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • I went to a gynecologist, an internist, an endocrinologist, a cardiologist, bariatrics, I went to everything I was supposed to and for the first time in my life I shut up and I listened and I had them tell me what I was supposed to do.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2006

  • I got a specialist physician in bariatrics, or obesity.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2003

  • "Spend some time online reading about bariatrics abroad," said Vicky Gould, 48, who had adjustable-band surgery in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2007.

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  • We are at SAGES as well and I appreciate the comments on colorectal procedures, but there is quite a bit of talk about everything else here like bariatrics, cholecystectomy, including robotics.

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  • Scottsdale Healthcare Shea is known for its cardiovascular, cancer, orthopedics, bariatrics, women's and children's, and other clinical services.

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  • Reilly, whose private practice in Frederick, Md., focuses on geriatrics, internal medicine, bariatrics and hospice has 105 apps on his iPhone but emphasizes that they will never replace his own system of checks and balances.

    Scientific American

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