Gastric Sleeve Plication
Weight loss surgery is an alternative for some patients who are obese or morbidly obese and need help to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle. Excess weight should never hold someone back. Our life-changing weight loss treatment options such as gastric sleeve plication surgery are available at Tijuana Bariatrics Center. We can help you win your battle with obesity starting today.
About Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery
Gastric sleeve plication surgery has recently been considered an exciting addition to weight loss surgery since Lap-Band surgery. This type of bariatric surgical procedure is only performed by a handful of surgeons because of the technical nature of this weight loss treatment. Our surgeons have received expert training on this procedure and are pleased to offer this option to our patients.
During gastric sleeve plication surgery, the size of the stomach is reduced by creating an internal fold on the organ itself. Unlike that of gastric bypass, gastric sleeve plication surgery doesn’t require any type of resection of the stomach. It preserves the healthy tissue and the function of the organ by simply suturing the organ rather than removing a part of it. The pleat made internally prevents the stomach from being able to hold large amounts of food. This weight loss procedure is effective at helping patients lose weight fast and can be modified if necessary over time.
Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery Information
The gastric sleeve plication surgery is the newest variation of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. This new procedure offers several benefits over the traditional surgery because the stomach tissue is not cut or removed. The stomach is folded inward forming pleats and then the folds are stitched in place. This procedure offers several benefits:
- There is no cutting of stomach tissue
- The total stomach is preserved
- The procedure requires only 2 nights hospital stay
- There are no artificial devices
- The placation requires no on-going aftercare, no adjustments
Gastric sleeve plication is very new and therefore few reliable statistics are available regarding long-term complications or successes. Risks would be:
- Anesthesia risks inherent with all surgeries
- Failure to lose weight because it is a purely restrictive surgery
- Failure of the stitching to hold long-term
This surgery, while still in infancy may become a viable option for individuals with low BMI and few health risks.
Pros and Cons of Gastric Sleeve Plication
There are many advantages to this type of surgery versus traditional gastric sleeve surgery. First, there is no removal of the stomach tissue. The surgery is also completely revisable and reversible if needed. The stomach can still absorb nutrients, which leads to a reduced risk of dumping syndrome in patients. The risk of complication is also much lower. The procedure doesn’t require staples, which means there is less of a chance of bleeding, rejection of a foreign object (LAP-BAND) or leaking.
Some disadvantages of the procedure are that recovery time may be longer than that of the gastric sleeve. This is because the stomach remains intact and is revised, leading to a longer healing time. Success rate also is lower than that of both gastric bypass and gastric sleeve bariatric surgeries. The hunger hormone, ghrelin, is not removed during surgery, which may affect the amount of food someone eats in the future.
What to Expect
During one’s initial consultation, a full medical evaluation and thorough testing are conducted to determine whether someone is a candidate for bariatric surgery at all. A current health analysis is performed and taken into account when configuring a treatment plan that works for each particular patient. While weight loss surgery is generally safe and effective for suitable candidates, each person may experience different results. Our overall goal is to identify the proper plan for each patient that will be most effective for their health.
Weight loss surgery including gastric sleeve plication has become more and more popular in the United States and Mexico. At our Tijuana bariatric surgery center, patients can begin their weight loss journey safely, at a cost-effective rate and without worry.
Who Benefits From the Gastric Sleeve Plication Procedure?
It is important to understand just who benefits from the gastric sleeve plication surgery. A lot of the time, individuals who suffer from a severe level of obesity may want to undergo a bariatric procedure such as plication. There is still a lot of testing that needs to be done on the procedure; however gastric sleeve plication surgery is fast becoming a viable procedure for many types of people. In many ways, it is often seen as being more effective than gastric bypass.
Be sure to follow all important instructions from both your doctor and nutritionist in order to ensure the easiest recovering period.
When it comes to the possible complications that can arise from gastric sleeve plication surgery, the risks are actually quite low. Before you decide to go in for this bariatric surgery procedure, it is a good idea to take an in-depth look at them. As with any other kind of bariatric surgery, there can be issues in terms of things such as slippage, erosion or leakage of the stomach. One of the best things about this procedure is that these risks are a lot lower than other types of surgeries. As a result, there are few complications that patients will have to worry about. Make sure to attend all post-op appointments so that your doctor can properly examine you for any dangerous changes after your bariatric surgery.
A number of positive side effects will come about thanks to gastric sleeve plication surgery. Those who undergo the procedure will experience a greater amount of weight loss. As stated before, your hospital stay will last as long. This means that you will be up and out of the place within a very short space of time.
One of the best side effects of plication surgery is the fact that your stomach is not reduced. Stomach reduction also reduces your ability to naturally absorb nutrients. With sleeve plication, your stomach is only folded. This means that you will still be able to absorb the nutrients that you need.
As with a lot of bariatric surgeries, patients may find that they are sleeping a lot better. In general, gastric bypasses will cause a sixty percent loss in weight. Gastric plication is something that can offer a similar level of weight loss. This does, of course, require effort on the part of the patient. As well as weight loss, other issues like high blood pressure can end up being relieved.
Contact Our Tijuana Facility Today
Contact Tijuana Bariatrics Center today for professional bariatric surgery. We will educate you on all of the life-changing and body-transforming weight loss surgery procedures we offer by our trained and skilled staff. We provide a large range of non-surgical weight loss treatments too. Ultimately, we can’t wait to help you start your journey toward optimal health.