Gastric Plication – newest bariatric procedure

Gastric Plication – also referred to as Gastric Imbrication – is the newest bariatric surgery procedure starting to become available in the US. Plication means ‘folding’, which is the basis of Gastric Plication. Folds are created in the stomach, reducing the stomach’s volume. These folds are stitched, and the procedure involves no implants and no removal of any part of the stomach.

Gastric Plication, like the Lap-Band, is reversible. It falls under the category of restrictive procedures, which primarily promote weight-loss by reducing stomach capacity. (The other category of bariatric surgery is ‘malabsorptive procedures’ which include Biliopancreatic Diversion and Endoluminal Sleeve.)


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