Gastroplasty for morbid obesity
Harris, Howard H.; Boustany, Mohammed M.; Agha, Farooq P.
Agha, Farooq P.; Harris, Howard H.; Boustany, Mohammed M.; (1982). "Gastroplasty for morbid obesity." Gastrointestinal Radiology 7(1): 217-223. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/48152>
AbstractWith the advent of autosuture devices, gastric partitioning procedures have recently become popular surgical treatment of morbid obesity. One such procedure is Gomez gastroplasty. Using an autosuture device a small gastric fundal pouch, having a reservoir capacity of 60 ml and communicating with the remaining stomach through a 12 mm stoma is created along the greater curvature of the stomach. A 3-0 polyprolene internal seromuscular suture is used to reinforce the stoma without incising the stomach. This gastroplasty is extremely attractive because of the disarming simplicity of the procedure and its noninterruption of the normal sequence of the digestive tract.
Springer-Verlag; Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
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