gas·​tro·​plas·​ty | \ ˈga-strō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce gastroplasty (audio) \
plural gastroplasties

Definition of gastroplasty

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Gastroplasty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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