Restrictive Surgery

Restrictive Surgery Options for Weight Loss

Restrictive surgery options may be ideal for you if:

  • You have not been able to lose weight with other treatments
  • You have a BMI of 40 or above, or over 30 with a serious weight-related condition like diabetes, hypertension or heart disease
  • You are between ages 16 and 70 and are healthy enough to undergo surgery

We work with you during your consultation to ensure you go with the treatment option that is best for your individual needs. We also work to help you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, so that you can make confident, informed decisions regarding your treatment options.


What is Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Plication (LGCP)?

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We strive to deliver the very best in available weight loss treatments, including new and innovative treatments. Gastric sleeve plication, also known as Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication, is a new treatment option which reduces the amount of food you can eat by folding the stomach over itself. The word “plication” means “to fold in.”

This procedure preserves much of your body’s digestive process by not eliminating the upper portion of the stomach as well as leaving the small intestine intact. This makes it easier for you to digest foods and avoid complications. Due to these aspects of the procedure, LGCP is one of the lowest risk bariatric procedures available.

How Do I Know if Gastric Sleeve Plication is Right for Me?

You may be a good candidate for this surgery if you have already tried a variety of weight loss solutions to no avail. If you have tried dieting, exercise, therapy, and drugs and still have not been successful, then weight loss surgery could be for you.

What Are the Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Plication?

Most surgical procedures include various pros and cons. Some of the beneficial aspects of LGCP vs. other forms of restrictive weight loss surgery include:

More Nutritional - While gastric bypass surgery allows nutrients to skip part of your small intestine, LGCP preserves the full digestive process. This reduces the risk of malnutrition.

Less Invasive - Because LGCP preserves your natural stomach, fewer incisions are necessary than with procedures like gastric sleeve. This lowers your risk of complications during and immediately after surgery.

What Are the Downsides of Gastric Sleeve Plication?

It is important to understand the potential downsides of any procedure, and LGCP is no different in this regard. Some of the potential risk factors include:

Lack of Insurance Coverage

Because LGCP is a new procedure, insurance does not cover it yet.

Lack of long-term track record

As with any new procedure, there is not yet an established history demonstrating the long-term effectiveness of the procedure.

Potential for complications

In the rare event of complications, you could need additional surgery to address them.

What Should I Expect When Receiving Gastric Sleeve Plication?

If you are a good candidate for LGCP, it can help you to achieve life-altering weight loss success. We will be there for you every step of the way and to answer any questions you may have. The procedure will include:

  1. Being placed under general anesthesia, so you are asleep and feel nothing during the procedure.
  2. Using a series of 5 small incisions, we will perform the procedure using state-of-the-art surgical instruments and cameras to operate, making the necessary adjustments to your stomach.
  3. After the procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions to help you make a safe and smooth recovery.
  4. Close monitoring for 24 hours after the procedure.
  5. Potential loss of about 50% of excess weight after the first year, and up to 68% by the end of the second year after the procedure.

LGCP can be a great option if you are looking for a way to lose weight that is less invasive than some other surgical treatments and you have been unable to achieve the results you want with other more traditional weight loss options.

If you think you would be an ideal candidate for LGCP, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!



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