Gastric Plication

Controlling your appetite has never been easier. Learn how our gastric plication procedure can help.



Gastric Plication Surgery

Gastric plication, also known as gastric imbrication, is a new weight loss surgery showing very encouraging results. In this procedure, the stomach is folded over and stitched to itself, shrinking it to a small fraction of its original size. This means that it holds less food, which in turn means fewer calories consumed and successful weight loss for those who follow the post-operative guidelines provided by our experienced doctors.

Cartoon Image Of A Stomach During Gastric Plication

How Gastric Plication is Performed

Our team at Marina Weight Loss Center performs this procedure using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive technique. Our doctors will make a series of small incisions in the abdominal area, rather than an open incision, where a camera and other medical instruments are inserted and controlled. This results in less risks to your health and an overall, faster recovery time.

After, your doctor will fold over and staple your stomach to a fraction of its original size. Unlike the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures, there is no cutting or stapling of the stomach in the gastric plication. Unlike the lap-band, there are no adjustments required as part of the post-op follow up and support regime. For these reasons, the gastric plication may provide a viable alternative to patients looking for an effective weight loss procedure.

The end result functions much like a sleeve gastrectomy. However, unlike the gastric sleeve, with gastric plication surgery a portion of your stomach is not removed.

Gastric Plication Surgery

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Getting Started with Gastric Plication Surgery

If you struggle with the health complications caused by obesity, we are here to help. At Marina Weight Loss Center, our compassionate, professional doctors are ready to assist you in making a positive change in your life. We pride ourselves on having one of Los Angeles’s premier weight-loss surgery programs. From the initial consultation, we make every effort to ensure that you are successful and that you have the tools to achieve improved health and long term weight loss. With the gastric plication surgery, not only will you be able to reach your goals faster than ever before, but get back to your life sooner. To get started, please do not hesitate to reach out to us today.


Gastric Plication Surgery FAQ

At Marina Weight Loss Center, we understand that making the decision to get help for weight loss might be a daunting and overwhelming endeavor. We are here to make this decision as comfortable and simple as possible. To feel comfortable with your decision, it’s best to learn as much about this surgery as possible. To learn more, read through our frequently asked questions below or reach out to us.

Bullet IconQ. What Are The Benefits Of Gastric Plication Surgery?

A. Although there is little data about weight loss outcomes with the banded plication yet. We expect that, with proper follow-up care and the adherence to our nutrition and exercise guidelines, plication patients would meet or exceed 50% weight loss. Symptoms of related conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, often improve or disappear after weight loss surgery. It’s important to maintain healthy dieting and exercise habits to maximize your chances at a successful procedure.

Bullet IconQ. Are There Any Risks Associated with Gastric Plication Surgery?

A. As you would find with any surgery, there can be risks associated with gastric plication, but they are very low. Because this procedure is performed laparoscopically, you have less risks than with open surgeries.

However, risks do exist, as they do with any surgery. There are specific risks that are particular to gastric plication, and there are general risks of all abdominal surgery. If you are concerned and would like to know more, we invite you to reach out to us. Our doctors are more than happy to help you understand the details of this minimally invasive, weight loss procedure.

Bullet IconQ. When Can I Get Back to Work After Gastric Plication?

A. Similar to the gastric sleeve, recovery for gastric plication is short. After surgery, you will be moved into a recovery suite in our center for just over two days. We’ll ask that you recover at home for an additional week, as your body will need time to adjust to the modification. In just a week, you will be able to get back to work and live life normally.