vertical-banded gastroplasty

vertical-banded gastroplasty

A bariatric surgical procedure that restricts the passage of food into the stomach, increasing the feeling of satiety after a meal.
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The rate of inpatient bariatric procedures--laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, vertical-banded gastroplasty, Rouxen-Y gastric bypass, and biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch--increased by 800% during this interval, from just more than 12,000 to more than 113,500 cases annually.
Vertical-banded gastroplasty involves vertical stapling down the length of the stomach, creating limited gastric capacity.
Gastric banding, gastric bypass, and vertical-banded gastroplasty are surgeries that limit the amount of food the stomach can hold by closing off or removing parts of the stomach.

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