gastroplication


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gastroplication

[¦ga·strō·plə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
An operation for relief of chronic dilation of the stomach by suturing a large horizontal fold in the stomach wall.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, the first three patients have successfully undergone treatment for chronic heartburn using the company's new Endo Lumenal Gastroplication device.
The Bard Endo Lumenal Gastroplication device is attached to the end of a flexible endoscope, placed down the throat and, like a tiny sewing machine, allows the physician to place stitches in two different locations near the structure that connects the stomach to the esophagus.
Currently, the Bard Endo Lumenal Gastroplication procedure is available in 14 hospitals across the country.