Medical Term:

gastroplasty

Pronunciation: gas′trō-plas′tē

Definition:

  1. Operative treatment of a defect in the stomach or the production of a gastric tube at the lower esophagus that uses the stomach wall for the reconstruction.
  2. The producing of a staple line across the upper portion of the stomach to limit gastric capacity and thereby intake, used in severe obesity.

[gastro- + G. plastos, formed]

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