Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter August 2013

Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter August 2013

Many of us are familiar with the terms Weight Loss Surgery and Gastric Bypass Surgery but the term Bariatric Surgery is one that you may not have come across before. The term bariatrics comes from the Greek “baro” (weight) and the suffix “-iatrics” (a branch of medicine – as in geriatrics) and first came into use just over 40 years ago when it was felt that the treatment of obesity, together with the study of its causes and prevention, warranted its own branch of medicine…..

 

 

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