A Gastric Plication also known more commonly as a Gastric Wrap is the latest solution in bariatric surgery. It is a surgical method (key-hole surgery) where a gastric reduction is created by suturing its wall rather than removing stomach tissue thus preserving its natural nutrient absorption capabilities.
By opting to have a Gastric Wrap procedure, there is no cutting, stapling, or removal of the stomach. The procedure is producing significant results. Weight loss outcomes have been compared to gastric bypass.
At Secret Surgery our bariatric surgeons are not only senior consultants, but they are also fully accredited in bariatric surgery. Our surgeons use the latest techniques, in state of the art facilities and provide thorough post-operative care.
At the core of all our objectives is patient safety, and your comfort. Our personalised care is tailored according to your needs.
Am I candidate for a Gastric Wrap?
A Gastric Plication procedure is relatively new procedure for weight loss.
The Gastric Plication is being offered to patients that will better define short and long-term benefits of the procedure.
It is advised to have an in depth discussion with your surgeon regarding this procedure, so that your expectations are realistic.
You may be a candidate for this procedure 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.
Preparing for a Gastric Wrap Procedure
At Secret Surgery Ltd, preparation is a fundamental part our patient pathway. We strive to ensure that your health and well being needs are met throughout your experience with our dedicated team of professionals.
Prior to surgery you may be asked by our qualified medical staff to:
- Get a lab testing or medical evaluation if needed
- Take certain medications or adjust you current medications
- Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and herbal supplements as they may increase bleeding
In addition, you will be asked to sign consent forms to assure your cosmetic surgeon that you fully understand the procedure that you will undergo and any potential risks, complications and side effects associated with a gastric wrap procedure
You will also receive special instructions prior to surgery which include:
- What to do on the day of your surgery
- Post-operative care and follow-up instructions
Gastric Wrap Procedure Steps
Gastric Plication, involves sewing one or more large folds in your stomach. During the procedure 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 Plicaiton. The Gastric Plication procedure may potentially be reversed or converted to another procedure if needed.
Gastric Wrap Recovery and Healing Steps
You will be seen daily by medical staff during your stay in Poland, to ensure that your recovery and healing proceed in optimum standards.
Gastric Wrap Side Effects and Surgery Risks
The decision to a Gastric Wrap is an exceptionally personal one and you will have to decide if the procedure will achieve your goals and expectations. Risks and potential complications are possible and it is advised that you discuss these in detail with your surgeon in Poland who is medically qualified to answer your all your questions.
Gastric Wrap Benefits
Weight Loss is comparable to the weight loss of gastric bypass (gastric bypass is considered the industry standard for bariatric surgery). Gastric placation is completely reversible, with no permanent effects, or staggering stomach cutting. With a gastric wrap no adjustments are needed and patients enjoy a fast recovery time. Patients also report of pleasing goals being met for weight loss targets and objectives.
Angela Says:"A Gastric Wrap is considered a safer option of weight loss surgery hence its popularity. Your procedure is carried out by a leading skilled surgeon with experience and skill in this arena of surgery, your comfort and peace of mind will prevail in the state of the art facilities in Prague, we always strive to deliver unparalleled post operative care for all our patients, hence why we are ranked so highly as overseas surgery providers."