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  • adjective Referring to the branch of medicine bariatrics, the treatment of obesity and weight problems.


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From Ancient Greek βαρύς (barus, "heavy") + Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatros, "doctor") + -ic


  • Also, why is medical tourism in bariatric surgery more risky than in other types of surgery, like cosmetic surgery for example?

    Risks of Medical Tourism for Bariatric Surgery | Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes

  • This industry is often called the bariatric industry.


  • Readers with a particular interest in bariatric surgery should be aware of the new comprehensive guidelines for the perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and non-surgical support for the bariatric surgery patient jointly published by the American Association of Clinical Endocriologists, The Obesity Society, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, also published as a supplement to this month’s issue of OBESITY.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Perioperative Bariatric Guidelines

  • Surgery for weight loss (called bariatric surgery) used to be seen as a last resort.

    Is pregnancy safe after weight loss surgery?

  • Surgery for weight loss called bariatric surgery used to be seen as a last resort.

    Is pregnancy safe after weight loss surgery?

  • It's called a bariatric surgeon is the specialty, the area.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2007

  • Most of these so-called bariatric surgeries, where the stomach is either stapled or shrunk surgically by removing part of the stomach, are performed by surgeons who, like most cosmetic surgeons in America, haven't been specially certified to do this kind of operation.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2003

  • A leading expert said people in Wales are dying because the operations - known as bariatric corrsurgery - are not being funded.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • However, not all patients who undergo so-called bariatric weight reduction surgery need a cosmetic procedure after their dramatic weight loss, said one doctor who's an obesity expert.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, should be considered for obese women of childbearing age who may wish to start a family, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal.

    Medlogs - Recent stories


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  • "Two hundred years on, I'm in a bariatric ambulance (an alternative term for obese, favoured by the medical world because it's less shaming to patients) investigating why the UK is in the midst of an obesity crisis."

    - Jacques Peretti, Why our food is making us fat, The Guardian, 11 June 2012.

    Aside: interesting anecdote at the top of that article about Britain's first obese man.

    January 29, 2013