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gastroplasty (gas-troh-plasti) n. surgical alteration of the shape of the stomach without removal of any part, especially in order to reduce the size of the stomach in the treatment of morbid obesity. vertical banded g. see stomach stapling.
gastroplasty Surgical alteration of the shape and capacity of the stomach, without removing any part. Has been used as a treatment for severe obesity.
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