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What is horizonal gastroplasty?
— [Anonymous] (posted on April 14, 2001)
April 14, 2001
horizontal gastroplasty, i believe, is a stomach stapling. that is left to right instead of up and down the way they do it now. they don't do it that way anymore. i had it done in 1984, and it has not been long term successful. i understand they had about 75-80% failure rate. i still eat small meals, but i have slowly continued to gain. from what i understand it is because nothing else is done (ie, intestines).