What is Gastric Plication for weight loss| Gastric Imbrication

Laparoscopic Gastric Plication, involves sewing one or more large folds in your stomach. During the Laparoscopic Gastric Plication the stomach volume is reduced about 70% which makes the stomach able to hold less and may help you eat less. There is no cutting, stapling, or removal of the stomach or intestines during the Gastric Plication. The Gastric Plication may potentially be reversed or converted to another procedure if needed. The Laparoscopic Gastric Plication procedure is relatively new, and considered investigational as a primary procedure for weight loss. Gastric Plication as an option if you have a BMI over 27 with one or more significant co-morbid medical conditions which are generally expected to be improved, reversed, or resolved by weight loss. You should discuss all of the available surgical procedures with your surgeon and determine which procedure is best for you.