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Gastric Bypass

"Gastric Bypass" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Surgical procedure in which the STOMACH is transected high on the body. The resulting small proximal gastric pouch is joined to any parts of the SMALL INTESTINE by an end-to-side SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS, depending on the amounts of intestinal surface being bypasses. This procedure is used frequently in the treatment of MORBID OBESITY by limiting the size of functional STOMACH, food intake, and food absorption.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Gastric Bypass" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Gastric Bypass" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 285 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 32 publications in 2015
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