vertical banded gastroplasty

n.

A gastroplasty for the treatment of morbid obesity in which an upper gastric pouch is formed by a vertical staple line, with a cloth band applied to prevent dilation at the outlet into the main pouch.

Nearby words

  1. vertex,
  2. vertex presentation,
  3. vertical,
  4. vertical angle,
  5. vertical angles,
  6. vertical circle,
  7. vertical combination,
  8. vertical divestiture,
  9. vertical envelopment,
  10. vertical farm


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