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ICD-9-CM 44.64

Gastropexy is a surgical operation in which the stomach is sutured to the abdominal wall[1] or the diaphragm. Gastropexys in which the stomach is sutured to the diaphragm are sometimes performed as a treatment of GERD to prevent the stomach from moving up into the chest.

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  1. ^ gastropexy - Definition from Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary

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