\ɡˈastɹəplɐsti], \ɡˈastɹəplɐsti], \ɡ_ˈa_s_t_ɹ_ə_p_l_ɐ_s_t_i]\
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Surgical treatment of the stomach or lower esophagus used to decrease the size of the stomach. The procedure is used mainly in the treatment of morbid obesity and to correct defects in the lower esophagus or the stomach. Different procedures employed include vertical (mesh) banded gastroplasty, silicone elastomer ring vertical gastroplasty and horizontal banded gastroplasty.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop