Gastric Plication Surgery in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, Bariatric, Weight Loss, Surgery, Gastric Plication Surgery

One of the newest options being offered in weight loss surgery is Gastric Plication Surgery. This minimally-invasive bariatric surgery restricts food intake without any foreign implants and without removing any stomach tissues. The procedure also is referred to as Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP). Costa Rica has highly-experienced surgical teams for Gastric Plication Surgery.

How is Gastric Plication Surgery done?

Gastric Plication Surgery reduces the space available in your stomach. It is a laparoscopic procedure, which involves making five or six small incisions in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a miniature video camera (laparoscope) and specialized instruments that are placed through these small incisions.

Surgeons create folds in the stomach and stitch them in place, thereby reducing the stomach’s overall size – up to about 70%. The stomach holds less and therefore helps you eat less. There is no cutting, stapling, or removing anything in the stomach or intestines during Gastric Plication Surgery. The surgery may potentially be reversed or converted to another procedure if needed.

Gastric Plication Surgery is minimally invasive and takes approximately one to two hours to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for one to two days after the procedure, and make a full recovery within one month.

Benefits of Gastric Plication Surgery

Bariatric surgery results in natural weight loss because you are forced to eat less. With the size of the stomach reduced, it is nearly impossible to overeat. Additionally, what little food is eaten causes you to feel full for much longer, which means you will eat less frequently.

Benefits of laparoscopic surgery:

  • Smaller incisions help reduce recovery time and cause less scarring.
  • Reduces bleeding, lowering the need for blood transfusions.
  • Usually is less painful after surgery, therefore requiring less pain medications.
  • Reduces risk of infections and the occurrence of post-surgical hernias.

Gastric Plication Surgery in Costa Rica

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