Within our support group alongside other bariatric support groups, social media, and websites, you will find the use of these abbreviations. So, to better help you understand what people mean when they say something such as “I can see my cheekbones again! NSV”, you understand that NSV means non-scale victory (see patient’s NSV).
Bariatric Surgery Acronyms

List of Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Abbreviations and Acronyms

BLOG: Web Log
BM: Bowel Movement
BMI: Body Mass Index
BPD: Biliopancreatic Diversion
CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CW: Current Weight
DS: Duodenal Switch
EKG: Electrocardiography
ESG: Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
FF = Face-To-Face Friday
GERD: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI: Gastrointestinal
GW: Goal Weight
HW: Heaviest Weight
IGB: IntraGastric Balloon
LW: Lowest Weight
EWL: Excess Weight Loss
NSV: Non-scale Victory
FTF: Face-to-Face
FUPA: Fatty Upper Pubic Area
MBC: Mexico Bariatric Center
MGB: Mini Gastric Bypass – One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB)
MM = Motivation Monday
MMO: Mommy Make Over
OAC: Obesity Action Coalition
OH: Obesity Help
PCP: Primary Care Physician
PCOS: Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
RNY: Roux-en-Y (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass)
SF: Sugar-Free
Surgiversary: Surgery Anniversary
SW: Starting Weight
TORe: Transoral Outlet Reduction
TMI: Too Much Information
TT: Tummy Tuck
TT = Transformation Tuesday
TY: Thank You
TBWL: Total Body Weight Loss
VBG: Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
VBO: Visible Belly Outline
VPL: Visible Panty Line
VSG: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve Surgery)
WLS: Weight Loss Surgery
WTG: Way To Go
YW: You’re Welcome