Gastric Sleeve Plication surgery is a relatively new procedure performed by limited number of bariatric surgeons. Our team is extremely experienced and competent to perform this surgery. It is a purely restrictive procedure similar to vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
The gastric plication procedure is performed laparoscopically, meaning the surgeon makes 4 small incisions in the abdomen through which surgical tools are passed. The procedure typically takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. The patient is discharged within 48 hours of surgery.
During the procedure, internal folds are created within the organ. It means stomach is inward folded and secured with the help of sutures. Unlike sleeve gastrectomy, there is no resection of the stomach and the size is simply reduced by folding stomach inwards.
An internal pleat that is created will prevent your stomach to hold large portions of food. As a result, patient start losing their weight gradually.
In terms of weight loss, the results are not as dramatic when compared to other weight loss surgeries. The patient must expect to lose approximately 50% of excess body weight.
A medical evaluation and thorough testing will need to be conducted to determine whether you are a qualified candidate for bariatric surgery of any kind. An analysis of your current health will be performed and taken into account when Dr. Kapil Agrawal and his team configures your treatment plan. Our goal is to identify the surgical plan that will be most effective in your individual case.
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