Urgent or severe situation or disease.
The joining or sticking together of parts of an organ or tissues that are not normally joined together.
Condition of low red blood cells in bloodstream.
A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.
A vitamin involved in the metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates.
Bariatric Program Navigator, usually an RN who coordinates care and education for the bariatric patient.
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.
Body Mass Index measured as the ratio of height to weight (kilograms/meters2), often used to determine eligibility for surgery.
Referring to the small or large intestines.
Any of various compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (such as sugars, starches, and celluloses). One of three macro nutrients, along with fat and protein.
Of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels.
Congestive Heart Failure
A white crystalline substance found in animal tissues and various foods that is normally broken down by the liver. Its level in the bloodstream can influence certain conditions, such as the development of atherosclerotic plaque and coronary artery disease.
Long-term situation or disease
A condition that exists in relation to or in addition to another condition. For example, the presence of obesity and high blood pressure at the same time.
A term used to describe how well a patient's behavior follows medical advice.
Acute or chronic condition in which bowel movements occur less often
than usual and with difficulty.
An insufficient level of a substance or circumstance. For example vitamin deficiency can occur when not enough nutrients are consumed.
Referring to a low level of fluids in the body.
Any of several metabolic disorders marked by frequent urination and persistent thirst resulting from impaired glucose metabolism.
Loose or liquid bowel movement or stool.
The usual food and drink of a person.
Nausea, weakness, sweating, palpitation, syncope, often a sensation of warmth, and sometimes diarrhea, that may occur after ingestion of certain foods in patients who have undergone operations of their gastrointestinal track.
The beginning portion of the small intestine, starting at the lower end of the stomach and extending to the jejunum (the next segment of the small bowel).
Deep vein thrombosis: a blood clot in a major vein, usually in the legs and/or pelvis.
Referring to a complication of gastric banding where the plastic band wears through the anatomy of the esophagus and/or gastric pouch.
Tubular upper digestive section leading from the mouth to the stomach.
Excess Body Weight
Amount of weight above the individual's ideal body weight.
Manual activity that develops or maintains physical fitness and overall health and promotes weight loss.
Along with carbohydrates and proteins, one of the three macro nutrients used as energy sources by the body.
Referring to adding or withdrawing (adjusting) fluid from the gastric band as is clinically indicated to modify food passage.
Surgical removal of all or part of the stomach.
Of or relating to the stomach and intestines.
Surgical repair or modification of the stomach or lower esophagus.
Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease – also referred to as "heartburn".
Protrusion (passing through) of a body part through an abnormally weakened wall that usually contains it.
High blood pressure
The third and final section of the small intestine (after the duodenum
A cut or a wound made by cutting with a sharp instrument.
Protrusion of a portion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal
opening cause by an incision.
The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.
A minimally-invasive surgical or diagnostic procedure that uses a telescopic video camera (laparoscope) to view and operate on structures in the abdomen.
Defective or inadequate absorption of nutrients from the intestinal tract.
Relating to conditions of illness or leading to illness.
More than 100 lbs greater than normal body weight or a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above with significant associated health issues.
Relating to death.
A group of professionals from various specialties, educational or training backgrounds working together for a common goal.
An unpleasant sensation with a tendency to vomit.
Relating to weight greater than healthy weight - generally a BMI ≥30.
Chronic degeneration of the cartilage of the joints.
Rapid, forceful, throbbing, or fluttering heartbeat.
Inflammation of the pancreas.
Primary Care Provider (i.e. Family Physician, Internist, Obstetrician, etc.)
Pulmonary Embolus: Blockage of an artery of the lung by foreign matter
such as fat, tumor, tissue, or a clot originating from a vein
The practice of treating diseases with medication.
The period after an operation.
The period before an operation.
Proteins are one of the three types of macro nutrients used as energy sources by the body. The other two are carbohydrates and fats.
Involving aspects of social and psychological behavior.
Of, relating to, or affecting the lungs.
Specialist in diet and nutrition.
Removal of a portion or all of an organ or other structure.
A re-operation to modify or correct a previous procedure
Feeling of fullness or satisfaction during or after eating.
SBO Small Bowel Obstruction
An obstruction of the small intestine that prevents the free passage of material, sometimes caused by postoperative adhesions.
A temporary suspension of breathing occurring repeatedly during sleep that often affects overweight people or those having an obstruction in the breathing tract, an abnormally small throat opening, or a neurological disorder.
Surgical procedure to remove approximately 85% of the stomach, leaving a tubular-shaped stomach between the bottom of the esophagus and the pyloric junction. Most commonly performed as a weight-loss procedure.
Referring to movement of an adjustable gastric band's position relative to the esophagus and stomach.
Sustained Weight Loss
Long-term consistent weight loss.
Damage to a tissue or organ surface such as the lining the stomach or duodenum.
Inability to control urinary functions.