gas·​tro·​plas·​ty ˈga-strō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce gastroplasty (audio)
plural gastroplasties
: a surgical procedure performed on the stomach to decrease its size or repair a defect
The more commonly performed procedure is gastric reduction (gastroplasty) with or without an intestinal bypass. Gastroplasty with a bypass can initially result in substantial weight loss, and approximately 80 percent of patients remain at least 10 percent below their preoperative body weight for 10 years after surgery … Michael Rosenbaum et al.

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gastroplasty was in 1888

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“Gastroplasty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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