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Is the gastric plication right for me?

The gastric plication treatment is suitable for patients who are in the obese class II (BMI over 35). The reason for surgery is always a prevention or treatment of diseases caused by obesity and, furthermore, an improvement of the quality and life span of an obese patient.

If you decide to lose weight with a gastric wrap, you need no reference from your practitioner. All the pre-operative examinations are done at the ISCARE clinic.

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How much weight will I lose with the gastric plication?

The way gastric plication works is very similar to all other gastric surgeries that we offer for the treatment of obesity. Since the volume of the stomach is smaller, less amount of food makes it full. By this, the patients lower the food intake and lose weight. The gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy are based on the same mechanism, so even in the case of gastric plication, the patient’s cooperation in following the dietary restrictions is needed. We recommend regular food intake, at least five or seven times a day, and controlling the amount of food eaten by using a smaller plate. Again, it is very important to keep the feeling of being full at all times by eating regularly.

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How is the surgery done?

It is done under a complete anaesthesia and short-term hospitalization is needed. The surgery takes approximately 90 minutes.

Gastric plication is an innovative surgical method of treating obesity. During a laparoscopic surgery a part of the stomach is creased and wrapped inside it. At this point, the stomach partly contains itself. Metaphorically said, it could be compared to wrapping a pancake. The outcome of this surgery is similar to all other surgical methods of treating obesity. The inside volume gets smaller up to a third or quarter of the previous size. As a consequence, the patient gets full after eating very little food.

As mentioned before, gastric plication is a relatively new method. The number of patients to whom this method has been suggested is increasing worldwide. Compared to other surgical methods of treating obesity, it has more advantages. The procedure itself is rather simple. During the surgery, no part of the stomach is removed and neither is the stomach surgically opened. Also, the operation is reversible, since the stitches can be taken out again. Based on these facts, there is a small risk of complications after this surgery.

On the first day after the surgical procedure, the patients can get out of the bed, walk around the room and get yoghurt and a soup. During the first hour after the operation, nausea can occur and so medicaments are given to treat it.

Overall, the recovery process is convenient. The patient usually goes home in two or three days after the surgery.

The pre-operational check-up and the procedure are done in one day.

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How much does a gastric plication cost?

The guaranteed price of the gastric plication procedure is £2,980. The price includes anaesthesia, surgery procedure, postoperative care, all medical materials + medicaments and food. The pre-operation check-up is £175 and we charge £105/night for hospitalization.

If the results of the pre-operative check-up indicate that the procedure cannot be done, only the costs of the pre-operative check-up are charged.

The price also includes the dietary plan.

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How will my diet change after surgery?

Right after the surgery you’ll start with the gastric plication diet plan. The gastric surgeon provides you with a nutrition schedule and gives you dietary advice.

Usually you’re on a liquid diet the first two weeks. It is recommended to drink clear broth, tee, coffee, diet non-sparkling beverages, juice, yogurt, etc.

Do not drink too much at once. It’s better to eat and drink more small portions than less and bigger ones.

You’ll be provided with your nutrition schedule at the ISCARE clinic.

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What are the potential risks and side effects
of a gastric plication?

An excessive food intake or overeating can damage the stitches on the stomach which might lead to ruining the effect of the surgery and getting back to the same volume of the stomach as before the operation. As a consequence, the patient might quickly gain weight again. At the moment, there are no serious health issues known as a result of this kind of surgical procedure.

As stated above, gastric plication is a new surgical method used for treating obesity. It has been experimentally studied since 2001 and the first patients were operated in 2003. Recently, it has been offered to a wide range of patients. The mechanism of this surgery is long known and verified, however, the long term results of this treatment and durability of the weight losses are unknown.

All information is intended for general and brief guidance. If you wish to receive more information, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form or contacts.

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