Banded Gastric Plication Technique

Are you looking for a weight loss solution that provides fast, long-term results without the need for frequent follow-up visits or elaborate dietary restrictions?

Have you had gastric banding surgery in the past and lost some weight, but now find yourself facing a stubborn weight plateau?

Whether you’re considering weight loss surgery for the first time or you are looking for better results from a previous surgery, an innovative procedure known as Banded Gastric Plication Technique is one of the safest and most effective solutions available today for patients in Jacksonville and Valdosta.

What is Banded Gastric Plication?

The gastric band plication is a recently introduced investigational procedure that combines the safety and benefit of the gastric plication with that of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band.

Banded Gastric Plication Technique

  • Gastric Banding – an adjustable band is placed around the top portion of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch. This smaller pouch reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. The tightness of the band is adjusted by adding or removing saline solution through a port attached under the skin in the abdomen.
  • Gastric Plication – this procedure involves securing folds in the outer curvature of the stomach with running sutures until the stomach is shaped like a sleeve and is about 85% smaller than the original size.

Banded Gastric Plication reduces the amount of food that can be consumed by creating a small stomach pouch, but also reduces the size of the larger stomach pouch that the food passes into. This creates potentially greater restriction and weight loss than gastric banding alone.

Benefits of Banded Gastric Plication

Many bariatric surgeons are calling this procedure the most significant advancement in obesity treatment since the introduction of the gastric band. Banded gastric plication offers many significant benefits, including:

  • Reduces the possibility of band slippage
  • Significant short-term and long-term weight loss
  • Fewer follow-up visits and gastric band adjustments needed
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Completely reversible
  • No changes made to the small intestine that may cause complications

For many patients, the Banded Gastric Plication provides the best weight loss results with the least risk of complications during and after surgery.

Gastric Plication after Gastric Banding

Dr. Cywes is committed to helping patients meet their long-term weight loss goals, which is why he offers bariatric revision procedures for people who have had weight loss surgery but have not experienced the desired results. If you initially underwent a gastric banding procedure and are currently experiencing a weight loss plateau, or even regained weight, gastric plication can work in conjunction with your existing band to help you get back on track.

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