Gastric Sleeve Plication or Sleeve Plication. Sleeve Plication is a procedure that can produce comparable expected weight loss to other bariatric surgeries, especially sleeve plication. Gastric Sleeve Plication is a procedure that is reversible, it uses sutures to reduce the capacity of the stomach, thus producing a feeling of fullness sooner.
Sleeve Plication (also known as gastroplication) is a restrictive weight loss surgery that is only preformed by a handful of bariatric physicians. The procedure is closely related to gastric sleeve surgery, except the stomach is folded unto itself rather than being permanently cut and removed. Early studies suggest that sleeve plication can produce expected weight loss of gastric bypass (in 6 to 12 months after surgery).
There are some concerns with Sleeve Plication because the procedure is new, there is a lack of long-term studies about the efficacy and the safety the procedure and some bariatric experts doubt the reversibility.
Advantages of Gastric Sleeve Plication
- Gastric Sleeve Plication is done laparoscopiclly, and is reversible.
- No permanent cutting or changes to a patient’s digestive track
- No Dumping syndrome or unpleasant side effects caused by changes in a person’s digestive system
- Quick procedure: Just 50 minutes
- Patients can continue to consume normally, no major dietary habits needed
Results of Gastric Sleeve Plication
Gastric Sleeve Plication is a bariatric surgery with minimal dietary changes, but immediately following surgery patients need to follow a strict liquid diet. Generally it will take 4 to 6 weeks to transition from the liquid diet to a normal solid-food diet.
Generally patients will want to avoid highly fattening foods, sweets and sugary beverages. Yourbariatric surgeon will also recommend that patients go on some sort of mild to moderate exercise plan (depending on your fitness levels).
If you’re interested in learning more about sleeve plication or other bariatric surgeries, please contact Dr. Garcia’s helpful, knowledgeable staff.