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

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