gastric stapling


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gas·tric stap·ling

partitioning of the stomach by rows of staples; used to treat severe obesity.
A type of ‘restrictive’ surgery for morbid obesity in which a band and staples are used to create a small gastric pouch.

gastric stapling

Stomach stapling, see there.

gas·tric stap·ling

(gas'trik stāp'ling)
Partitioning of the stomach by rows of staples; used to treat morbid obesity.

gastric stapling,

n surgical procedure in which the stomach is divided with stainless steel staples into two compartments—one large and one small—so food is prevented from entering one compartment. The procedure is used to assist weight loss in cases of morbid obesity. Also called
ver-tical silastic ringed gastroplasty.
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After gastric stapling, the postoperative diet prescribed is usually three months of abstinence from solid foods.
Two previous studies of weight loss to treat incontinence included only morbidly obese women weighing more than 300 pounds who underwent gastric stapling, lost more than 100 pounds on average, and decreased urinary incontinence episodes by 75%, she said.
In gastric stapling, the most common procedure, the stomach becomes a small pouch that holds a limited amount of food.