Improve Your Health by Shrinking Your Stomach

Bariatric surgery is a weight loss alternative for people who are morbidly obese and need help achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle. You don’t deserve to be held back because of excess weight. Life changing bariatric surgery options such as gastric sleeve plication surgery are available at our Tijuana practice, and they can help you win your battle with obesity.

The ability of the stomach to absorption nutrients is not compromised

What Is Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery?

Recently, surgeons throughout the United States and Mexico have been calling gastric sleeve plication surgery an exciting advancement in weight loss surgery since adjustable Lap-Band® surgery. Gastric sleeve plication surgery is performed by a limited number of bariatric surgeons throughout the U.S. because of the technical nature of the procedure. Because both Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez have received superior training on this procedure, they are pleased to offer this advancement in the world of bariatrics.

During gastric sleeve plication surgery, the surgeons reduces the size of the stomach by creating an internal fold within the organ. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, gastric sleeve plication surgery does not require the resection of a portion of the stomach. Instead, it preserves the healthy tissue and its functionality by suturing the organ rather than removing a portion of it. An internal pleat will prevent your stomach from being able to hold large portions of food. This procedure is effective at helping patients lose weight quickly and it can be modified if necessary during the weight loss process.

Advantages of the Procedure

gastric sleeve plicationThere are several advantages of gastric sleeve plication over traditional gastric sleeve surgery:

  • There is no removal of stomach tissue
  • The procedure is completely reversible and revisable
  • The ability of the stomach to absorption nutrients is not compromised
  • The risk of  short time complications is lower
  • The procedure doesn’t require staples, meaning there is no possibility for leaking, bleeding, or rejection of a foreign object at the closure site. 

Disadvantages of the Procedure

  • Recovery time might be longer than the gastric sleeve
  • Success rate is lower than the gastric sleeve and bypass procedures
  • The hormone of hunger "Ghrelin" is not removed with the surgery

A medical evaluation and thorough testing will need to be conducted to determine whether you are a qualified candidate for bariatric surgery of any kind. An analysis of your current health will be performed and taken into account when Dr. Garcia or Dr. Vazquez configures your treatment plan. Although weight loss surgery is safe and effective for suitable candidates, each patient will experience different results. Our goal is to identify the surgical plan that will be most effective in your individual case.  

Weight loss surgery, including gastric plication is becoming an increasingly popular bariatric procedure among patients around the globe, and more patients are choosing to participate in medical tourism. At our great surgical center in Tijuana, Mexico, you can begin your weight loss journey in a wonderful destination.  

Contact Dr. Fernando Garcia or Dr. David Vazquez Today

To learn more about the life-changing, confidence-boosting, body-transforming procedures that we offer, contact our weigh. We offer a wide variety of non-surgical weight loss treatments as well as multiple bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric sleeve plication surgery, at our great Tijuana practice.