Gastric plication is a restrictive weight loss surgery procedure that limits the amount of food one can at in a sitting. It is very similar to a sleeve gastrectomy, however in gastric plication surgery the stomach is left completely intact.
How Gastric Plication Surgery is Performed
Gastric plication is performed by folding the stomach into itself twice, thereby reducing it’s capacity by up to 75%. It can be an appealing choice for some as there is no cutting or removal of the stomach, or re-routing of the intestinal tract.
Gastric plication is a relatively new procedure and not widely practiced by all bariatric surgeons.
- Stomach remains fully intact
- Ability to consume normal dietary habits
- No re-routing of intestinal track
- No malabsorption issues (seen with changes to the digestive track)
- Some individuals may not achieve sufficient weight loss as this is a restrictive procedure only
- Not all surgeons perform this procedure
- While the procedure is considered reversible, there may be certain individual circumstances that may make reversal difficult or not possible
- As this is a relatively new procedure, there are few long term statistics available
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