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: 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.
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