Mason operation | definition of Mason operation by Medical dictionary
Mason operation Gastric bypass for morbid obesity, which was first reported in 1967 and superseded by other bariatric procedures (now of historic interest). The gastric bypass has evolved to its current form, using a Roux-en-Y limb of intestine, and is the most commonly performed operation for weight loss in the US, with an estimated 140,000 performed in 2005.
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Mason, Edward E., U.S. surgeon, 1920–.
Mason operation - high division of the stomach used for treatment of morbid obesity. Synonym(s): gastric bypass
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