Gastric Plicature Technique

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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. 


BMI 30-40

Procedure Duration

90 minutes. General anaesthesia.

Hospital Stay
1 day

Return to normal activity​
7 days


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.