Laparoscopic Greater Curve Plication (LGCP), also known as Gastric Plication, is a modern restrictive surgery that does not require removal of any portion of the stomach or implanted devices.
How does LGCP work?
Gastric Plication surgery reduces the size of the stomach by creating folds in the large part of the stomach. The surgeon sutures the fold, but does not remove any part of the stomach. The segment of your stomach that is used by your body is reduced, leading to decreased stomach volume, which restricts the amount of food the body needs to feel full. As with all bariatric surgeries, patients must commit to healthy eating and activity habits.
*What are the advantages to Gastric Plication?
Low complication rates as compared to more complex surgeries
Typical results of loss of more than 50% of excess body weight
75% of patients see significant improvement in obesity related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and hypertension
*Individual Results May Vary
Am I a candidate for Gastric Plication?
LGCP can be the first step to a healthier and more active life for people struggling with excess weight. In addition to the risks involved with any surgery, there is a very small chance of leakage along the plication line. Contact us today to learn more about your options.
- BMI < 20
- BMI 20 - 24.9
- healthy weight
- BMI 25 - 29.9
- BMI 30 - 34.9
- BMI 35 - 39.9
- severe obesity
- BMI 40 - 49.9
- morbid obesity
- BMI > 50
- super morbid obesity
THE TLC DIFFERENCE
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