Gastric Plication Surgery
Gastric Plication is another bariatric surgery technique for the moderately obese. Laparoscopic gastric plication, includes sewing at least one or more large folds in the stomach. During the laparoscopic gastric plication the stomach volume is lessened around 70% which makes the stomach ready to hold less and may help you eat less. There is no cutting, stapling, or evacuation of the stomach or intestine during the Gastric Plication. The gastric plication may potentially be reversed or changed over to another procedure if necessary. The gastric plication procedure is minimally invasive and takes around one to two hours to finish. Most patients remain in the hospital for 1-2 days after the procedure.