Weight Loss Surgery Abbreviations

Whether you are just contemplating weight loss surgery, getting close to landing on the loser’s bench, or are years out from your Weight Loss Surgery success, the following is a comprehensive list of abbreviations amongst the Bariatric Community. These Weight Loss Surgery Abbreviations are great when posting to social media and in general when discussing your weight loss and/or health journey with others. If I’ve missed any or have labeled anything incorrectly, please let me know. I will update this page as needed.

To Our Continued Good Health.

Weight Loss Surgery Abbreviations

Weight Loss Surgery Abbreviations

AbS – Abdominal Surgery

ASMBS – American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

BC – Bariatric Community

CW – Current Weight

DS – Duodenal Switch

GW – Goal Weight

HW – Highest or Heaviest Weight

LAWLS – Life After Weight Loss Surgery

LW – Lowest Weight

NSV – Non-Scale Victory

Nut – Nutritionist

OH – Obesity Help

PCOS – Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCP – Primary Care Physician

RNY – Roux-en Y or Gastric Bypass

SD – Surgery Date

SF – Sugar-Free

SW – Starting or Surgery Weight

TMI – Too Much Information

TPD – Total Pounds Down

TT – Tummy Tuck

TY – Thank You

VSG – Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (find my “coming out about WLS” story here)

WLS – Weight Loss Surgery

WTG – Way to Go

YW – You’re Welcome

Yes. I alphabetized the list, lol.






  • SD: May 11, 2016
  • HW: 322 lbs
  • SW: 302 lbs
  • CW: 290.8 (8 days post-op).
  • TPD: 31.2 🙂

UPDATED 9.10.2016:

  • SD: May 11, 2016
  • HW: 322 lbs
  • SW: 302.6 lbs.
  • CW: 227.8 (4 months done).
  • TPD: 94.2 🙂