from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surgical excision of part or all of the stomach.
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- n. Removal or partial removal of the stomach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, the resection of a portion of the stomach, as for instance a cancerous pylorus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. surgical removal of all or part of the stomach
(voice-over): Last month, Maria had an experimental procedure known as a gastrectomy; 80 percent of her stomach was removed including the area that makes her appetite hormones.
I do like your questioning whether the same will apply with regards to those who undergo adjustable gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy.
Laparoscopic isolated sleeve gastrectomy (LISG) was more effective than AGB in one study.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is an increasingly used bariatric surgical procedure that consists of removing a large part of the stomach.
The rise of another surgical treatment called sleeve gastrectomy has also eroded gastric band sales, although Mr. Pyott noted that the overall number of obesity-treatment procedures in the U.S. is under pressure, and he cited insurance hurdles as a key factor.
"I was told that the tissue taken from me during that gastrectomy was examined through the pathology department at Royal North Shore Hospital and the lymph nodes that were taken out showed no evidence of cancer," he told the Sunday Telegraph.
He underwent an obesity surgery called "vertical gastrectomy" or "gastric sleeve," removing 75 percent of his stomach, according to the report.
We speculate that professional speed eaters eventually may develop morbid obesity, profound gastroparesis, intractable nausea and vomiting, and even the need for a gastrectomy.
After a second opinion, on December 16, 1965, I underwent a “subtotal gastrectomy.”
Among other procedures, we witnessed neurosurgery on both the spinal cord and the brain, thoracic surgery, a partial gastrectomy, a menisectomy and a ceasarian section.