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Cut Your Appetite in Half with Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

Excess weight can compromise your health and keep you from living life to the fullest. For those who have found diet and exercise to be insufficient, bariatric surgery can help you achieve dramatic weight loss goals. The Tijuana Bariatric Center is proud to provide affordable gastric sleeve plication surgery, performed at a Tijuana, Mexico, hospital held to the same standards as facilities in the U.S. Reach out to the practice today to learn how Dr. Fernando Garcia can help you shed unwanted weight.

How Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery Works

A innovative, restrictive bariatric procedure, gastric sleeve plication surgery reduces the size of the stomach by creating an internal fold in the organ. Capacity is cut by about 75 percent, allowing patients to satisfy their hunger much faster with considerably less food. Unlike gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery, gastric sleeve plication surgery does not require the rerouting or re-sectioning of the digestive tract. Because healthy tissue is sutured together rather than removed, patients can lose weight quickly without permanently compromising their digestive ability.

Unlike many other bariatric surgeries, gastric sleeve plication does not remove or reorganize any of the digestive tract. As a result, it is much easier to revise or even undo the effects of the surgery if they do not satisfy the patient’s goals or needs

Due to the technical difficulty of this procedure, only a select number of bariatric surgeons in North America can perform it. With extensive training in gastric sleeve plication surgery, Dr. Garcia is proud to offer this advanced technique to his patients at affordable rates.

Gastric sleeve plication

Expected Benefits and Outcomes

With gastric sleeve plication surgery, patients can take advantage of a number of benefits:

  • 30 to 55 percent weight loss: Though not as dramatic as the results of other bariatric procedures, this surgery can help patients lose up to half of any excess weight.
  • Revisable: Unlike many other bariatric surgeries, gastric sleeve plication does not remove or reorganize any of the digestive tract. As a result, it is much easier to revise or even undo the effects of the surgery if they do not satisfy the patient’s goals or needs. However, the ability for revision does not require patients to undergo regular post-operative adjustments, like the LAP-BAND® does.
  • Lower risk: Using biocompatible sutures significantly reduces the possibility of both rejection and infection. Additionally, because digestive ability is not compromised, there is considerably less risk of nutritional deficiency after surgery.  

Despite the procedure's benefits, patients should be aware of the potential risks associated with the surgery. Because it is a relatively new procedure, the lasting effects are not well-known yet. Weight loss is typically gradual, and more pronounced over time. Recovery may also take longer than with other gastric surgeries. Be sure to discuss your options with your surgeon to ensure that you receive the best treatment for your goals.

Candidates

Dr. Garcia's most often recommend bariatric procedures for patients who have previously tried to lose weight through diet and exercise, with little to no success. Patients over 34 BMI (body mass index) or at 32 BMI with co-morbidities typically enjoy the best results, but those with lower or higher BMI have reported satisfying outcomes, as well. Furthermore, if you suffer from any weight-related health issues, like obstructive sleep apnea or type 2 diabetes, gastric sleeve plication surgery can help to alleviate your symptoms.

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The Tijuana Bariatric Center offers a range of surgical weight loss treatments to patients. To learn more about your options and determine the right solution for your needs, contact the office today.

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