Laparoscopic Gastric Plication is one of the operations through which the size of the stomach is reduced by folding it and then suturing it with non-absorbable surgical threads in order to make the patient feel full after eating a small amount of food, and this results in a significant loss in weight, as almost two-thirds of the stomach is folded in the process.
The operation is considered one of the procedures that combat obesity, and that the person’s body mass index ranges between 30-45, and if the percentage is higher than that, then this method is not appropriate.
Video of Laparoscopic Gastric Plication in Turkey
Laparoscopic Gastric Plication is considered one of the operations that are carried out in Turkey in a safe way, especially when it is performed in a reliable medical center or hospital that has elite doctors.
Before performing the operation, you must choose a reliable medical center and ensure that the center is clean to avoid infection. You must also see the results of the operation you want to ensure its quality.
In this video, we show you how to perform Laparoscopic Gastric Plication, which was accomplished at the Turk Aesthetic Center in Turkey, Istanbul
Candidates for Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
People who are obese and have a BMI of less than 45.
People who do not have GERD problems.
Anyone who is prone to gaining weight can undergo the procedure to avoid excessive obesity.
Not candidates for Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
Patients with reflux in the esophagus.
People who are obese and whose mass index is greater than 45.
People who eat a lot of sweets, sugars and fats.
The doctor who performs Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
The doctor who performs Laparoscopic Gastric Plication is a bariatric surgeon.
No doctor from other specialties can perform this operation.
When performing the operation, you must see some of the doctor’s prior results to ensure his experience.
Choosing an experienced doctor may lead to a slightly higher cost of the operation, but it guarantees the success of the operation.
Laparoscopic Gastric Plication cost in Turkey
The price of the operation varies according to several factors, including the medical center where the operation will take place.
The doctor who performs the operation, how many years of experience does he have?
With these factors, the prices of Laparoscopic Gastric Plication in Turkey range from 3500 to 5000 dollars.
Anesthesia type used in Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
The type of anesthesia used in any operation is determined by the doctor who performs the operation, but in the Laparoscopic Gastric Plication, all doctors resort to using general anesthesia in order to avoid the patient feeling any pain.
Laparoscopic Gastric Plication steps
Before performing the operation, it is necessary to ensure that the patient is fit to undergo this operation, by conducting some tests on the blood, liver and heart.
First, the doctor anesthetizes the patient with general anesthesia.
Secondly, the doctor makes small incisions in the abdomen, up to eight incisions, so that the endoscope and tools can be entered through them into the abdomen.
After that, the doctor works to fold the stomach using surgical sutures that do not dissolve or through medical staples.
Finally, the doctor closes the incisions and completes the operation.
Pros and Cons
Gastric plication is one of the procedures that has a positive effect on the body, as it:
- In which no part of the stomach is cut, like the sleeve gastrectomy.
- It does not affect the body’s absorption of food, as in a duodenal bypass operation.
- Forcing the patient to reduce the amount of food eaten.
There is no operation that does not have some drawbacks and side effects, and this operation is considered one of the least negative effects. It can be summed up as follows:
It may lead to nausea for a long time after the operation, which may reach a month.
Compared to other obesity surgeries, this procedure is the least in terms of weight loss.
In some rare cases a leak may occur.
Before and after Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
Below we show you some pictures before and after the Laparoscopic Gastric Plication in Turkey, which was performed at the Turk Aesthetic Center in Turkey, Istanbul:
Instructions before Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
You must tell the doctor about all the medicines and diseases that you have.
The doctor orders a complete blood count, liver and thyroid function checks, and an electrocardiogram.
The doctor also performs x-rays of the abdomen and gallbladder to ensure their safety.
Instructions after Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
You must follow and adhere to the doctor’s instructions so that complications or unexpected results do not occur.
The patient should only eat liquid foods for two weeks after the procedure.
Doctors always recommend eating slowly and avoiding alcoholic beverages during the recovery period.
In the fifth and sixth weeks, the patient can eat fruit and yogurt.
FAQ – Laparoscopic Gastric Plication
What is the cost of Gastric Plication procedure?
The cost of a Gastric Plication procedure varies according to the medical center in which it is performed and the doctor who performs the procedure, and the cost ranges from 3500 to 5000 dollars.
How long is the Gastric Plication procedure?
The procedure does not take long, as it takes only one hour to perform.
Will you feel pain during the Gastric Plication procedure?
No, you will not feel any pain due to the use of anesthesia during the procedure.
What type of anesthesia is used in Gastric Plication?
The anesthesia used in the operation is determined by the specialist doctor, and all doctors resort to general anesthesia in the case of gastric ulcers.
What is the recovery period for Gastric Plication?
The recovery period does not exceed a week, but in the event that you eat food, you must follow the doctor’s instructions, as you cannot eat all foods until after 6 weeks have passed.