BARIATRIC SURGERY - OBESITY TREATMENT
Permanent gastric plicature of the stomach through 5 small cuts
Mechanism of action
PERMANENT restriction of the patient's stomach volume. Contributes in modifying dietary habits. It produces a decrease in food intake, early satiety, weight loss and a reduce in body mass.
90 minutes. General anaesthesia.
Return to normal activity
Monitoring during 2 years after the surgery conducted by our medical team. Afterwards, annual monitoring
Surgery without cuts in the stomach. Safer than gastric sleeve or bypass. More effective than restrictive endoscopic techniques.
Produces less restriction and less decrease in appetite than gastric sleeve
Risks for complications
Low complication rate. Risk similar to an appendicitis
Grade of recommendation with available scientific evidence
High. Approved by the American FDA and Spanish SECO.
Loss of 50-60% overweight after 9 months.
Relevant scientific publications in relation to this technique:
- Broderick RC, Fuchs HF, Harnsberger CR, Sandler BJ, Jacobsen GR. Comparison of bariatric restrictive operations: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric greater curvature plication. Surg Technol Int. 2014 Nov;25:82-9.
- Grubnik VV, Ospanov OB, Namaeva KA, Medvedev OV, Kresyun MS. Randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic greater curvature plication versus laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Endosc. 2016 Jun;30(6):2186-91. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4373-9. Epub 2015 Nov 5.
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