What is gastric plication surgery?
Nowadays the rate of obesity and its problems and illnesses is increasing, so the issue of weight loss has become more and more important. Although the best way to lose weight is to have a proper diet and exercise, sometimes the obesity problem is very serious, which is not easily resolvable, and other methods, such as surgery can be considered. Gastric plication is a relatively new, minimally invasive method for treating patients with obesity. It reduces the size of the stomach capacity to approximately three ounces. Follow the good results and confirmation of reliable centers such as Cleavland, it was introduced as a bariatric surgery for complicated obese patients among patients and surgeons. In this surgery, there is no implanted device unlike gastric band, no removal or bypassing so this surgery is less invasive and also reversible. It is cheaper than other bariatric surgeries.
Who is a good candidate?
- The patients whom BMI is above 30
- Patients older than 18 years old
- Patients must be willing to make major changes in their eating habits and lifestyle