stomach stapling

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stomach stapling

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a treatment for obesity in which the capacity of the stomach is reduced by a surgical procedure
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Older surgical methods of controlling obesity include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, biliopancreatic bypass, gastric partitioning, and jejuno-ileal bypass.
The patient that was one of my most challenging cases, but certainly one of the most rewarding, is a 56-year-old male patient who had a gastric partitioning procedure done in the early 1970s.
In the 1970s and 1980s, bariatric surgery was simplified by introduction of a number of purely restrictive gastric operations: gastroplasty, gastric partitioning, banded or ringed vertical gastroplasty (partial gastric partitioning at the proximal gastric segment), and gastric banding (placement of an adjustable or nonadjustable band around the stomach to create a small pouch) (FIGURE 3).