Gastric Plication Surgery
Gastric sleeve plication surgery or gastric imbrication is an innovative, restrictive bariatric procedure that reduces the size of the stomach by about 75%. It is in fact stomach shrinkage surgery.
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.
How it works
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
Gastric Plication Surgery
Advantages of gastric plication
In this procedure, there is no resection of stomach or gastric tissue. As a result, there is no possibility of leak from staple line.
The procedure is completely reversible and revisable and chances of any complications are minimal.
There is almost zero possibility of any nutritional deficiency arising out of this procedure.
Results of gastric plication
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. As a result of average weight loss and no hormonal changes after surgery, resolution of obesity related health problems is not as great as other bariatric procedures.
Weight loss is typically gradual, and more pronounced over time. Recovery may also take longer than with other gastric surgeries
The gastric plication surgery is a very safe surgery but through evaluation, proper patient selection is a must to achieve satisfactory results. We usually advice gastric plication surgery for relatively lower BMI patients.
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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. To learn more about the life-changing, confidence-boosting, body-transforming procedures including gastric plication surgery that we offer, contact our team at