The Gastric Plication Surgery in Lebanon
How Is Gastric Plication Done?
Gastric Plication is a laparoscopic procedure, in which Dr Safa initially makes five small incisions in the abdomen. It is performed using a video camera. Instruments are placed or inserted through these small incisions. The stomach is sewed by making one or more large folds, which reduces the volume of the stomach by up to 70%, thereby reducing the capacity of the stomach. A smaller stomach results in a smaller appetite, making you eat less. There is no cutting, stapling or removal of stomach or intestines in this procedure. Laparoscopic gastric plication (LGCP), a minimally invasive surgery, takes approximately an hour to be performed. You will be required to stay in the hospital for a day or two following this procedure. Potential reversal or conversion to any other procedure is possible after undergoing this surgery.
What Are The Benefits?
What Are The Risks Involved?
- Risks associated with other laparoscopic procedures are involved in this case too. These risks involve bleeding, infection and injury to other organs.
- Also, a negligible risk of leakage from the suture line used to imbricate/plicate the stomach is involved.
- However, the probability of occurrence of such risks are rare, as low as 1% of the total surgeries performed.