gastric partitioning

gastric partitioning
any of the gastroplasty procedures done for morbid obesity in which a small stomach pouch is walled off for the nutrient flow to pass through; when it is full it signals satiety. See also gastric stapling.

Gastric partitioning using a vertical banded gastroplasty.

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