After decades of evolution, the practice of bariatry had settled in three major surgeries accounting for almost all surgical methods of weight loss. The latest to catch the public’s attention has been the gastric sleeve. It seems to achieve better results in the long run than the band while being less expensive than the bypass. However, given its reputation for being irreversible and invasive, a new variant to the gastric sleeve has entered the playing field, the Gastric Plication.
This procedure is new for the general public but has been around for at least 10 years. Rather than eliminating 80% of the stomach forever, the Gastric Plication involves folding the bottom, rounded part of the stomach into itself and then sowing the opposing walls together. In this way the stomach’s volume is reduced while still maintaining it in its entirety. This makes it a reversible procedure, with the proven effectiveness of the gastric sleeve, and even helps patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. So with all these benefits, why has it taken so long to surface?
There are a couple of reasons that this procedure is just getting out there, mainly due to long testing across the globe to measure its reliability, effectiveness, and safety. The testing showed that all patients achieved great benefits by lowering up to 60% of their excess weight within the first 6 months, which is similar to the traditional gastric sleeve. Testing also demonstrated that many patients were able to stop taking reflux medication, or at least a lower dosage.
Nowadays, this procedure is still only available in very few places, but Travel For Care is proud to say that we now offer it in Angeles Hospital in Tijuana with Doctor Juan Lopez Corvala. The starting price is $8500, including transport from and to San Diego to Tijuana as well as your stay at the Hospital. At Travel For Care, Mexico’s best network of Weight Loss Surgeons are available for you to choose from a pre-screened and track-record-proven group of professionals. We make sure that when you choose a certain surgeon given his price, experience, or qualities, you are essentially getting the best. Should you, or someone you know consider a Gastric Plication don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-571-0640.
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