The Benefits of Gastric Sleeve Plication
If you are ready to achieve a healthy weight but do not wish to undergo extensive procedures such as gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve plication can provide a safe and effective solution. For the right candidates, the benefits of gastric sleeve plication are long-lasting and far-reaching. This procedure is less invasive due to the use of laparoscopic surgical techniques, and involves a shorter recovery time, helping you to efficiently shed excess weight. When performed by an experienced bariatric surgeon like Dr. Jacqueline Osuna at our Tijuana, MX, or Guadalajara offices, you can enjoy superior care during all stages of your treatment.
Achieve a Better Quality of Life
Gastric sleeve plication is a type of bariatric surgery in which your doctor can create inward folds in your stomach lining to significantly reduce your food intake. After the procedure, your stomach will be about 25 to 30 percent of its original capacity, helping you feel fuller, sooner. This surgery is often an effective means of losing a substantial amount of weight in a fairly short time.
With a low complication rate, gastric sleeve plication is a less invasive alternative to surgeries such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass.
Typically, Dr. Osuna can complete a gastric sleeve plication in under one to two hours. For the right candidates, this procedure can have several surgical benefits, including:
- Smaller incisions
- No open surgery or additional adjustment surgeries
- No implanted device, such as a LAP-BAND®, which remains after surgery
- Reduction in stomach size without removal of any portion of the organ
- Maintaining the natural structure of the intestines, which must be rerouted for gastric bypass surgery and a duodenal switch
With a low complication rate, gastric sleeve plication is a less invasive alternative to surgeries such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. As your doctor does not remove any portion of the stomach nor does she reroute your digestive track, you can often recover in a much shorter period of time. Perhaps one of the most notable differences is that gastric sleeve plication can be reversed if necessary.
Gastric sleeve plication can have a strong, positive impact on your physical health. This treatment can help you lose one quarter to one half of excess weight. In addition, this procedure can decrease your risk of developing a range of obesity-related health problems, including:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Pregnancy complications
- Joint damage
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- High blood pressure
Gastric sleeve plication can provide many of the same benefits of more extensive procedures with reduced risk of serious complications. Although you may experience minimal side effects including nausea and vomiting, these should dissipate within a week of your procedure.
Not only does gastric sleeve plication contribute to your physical wellbeing but it also can greatly improve your quality of life. After substantial weight loss, you may be able to participate in physical activities that would otherwise be challenging. In addition, dramatic weight loss can help you feel more confident about your appearance. Increased self-esteem can positively impact all areas of your life, including professional and personal relationships. At our practice, our team can help determine the right solution for your needs and goals, so you can begin to look and feel your best.
Commit To Your New Lifestyle
Making the decision to undergo bariatric surgery is an important step on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Osuna has performed over 5,000 bariatric surgeries, making her especially qualified to assist you in this process. If you are considering a surgical weight-loss procedure, contact our bariatric surgery center today to schedule an appointment.
“My experience with Dr. Osuna and her staff was better than I could have imagined. She was absolutely amazing...The city was beautiful and safe, the hospital was beautiful and clean, the staff were great, I could not have asked for more.” Natalie P.