gastroplasty

noun gas·tro·plas·ty \ ˈga-strō-ˌpla-stē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of gastroplasty

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.

First Known Use of gastroplasty

1888


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