Gastric Plication in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah is a new and promising bariatric procedure. It is a restrictive operation during which the stomach is reduced, without resection, from the side of the greater curvature, by folding and a special suturing technique, resulting in the formation of a narrow gastric tube. One of the main advantages of this operation is that this method does not involve resection of the stomach and there is no foreign body left in the body.
What is Gastric Plication?
It is a procedure based on reducing the volume of the greater curvature of the stomach without the use of foreign materials and resection. The operation is reversible for a certain period of time, which means that the stomach can return to its previous shape without complications. It allows you to limit the amount of food you eat, which are traditionally recognized methods of weight loss.
Results of Gastric Plication:
it is currently considered a stand-alone procedure. All authors reported a significant loss of excess weight, comparable to the procedure of gastric banding. Patients are reported to lose 60% of weight over two to three years.
It is recommended for people having the following conditions:
- Body mass index of 30 or more
- Issues associated with excess weight like diabetes or arthritis
- It is also suitable for people who cannot go for other bariatric procedures
- You will be required to undergo a proper examination
Pros & Cons of Gastric Plication:
Gastric Plication in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah has many advantages and a few disadvantages as well:
- Parts of the stomach are not removed
- Do not disturb the digestive tract
- Foreign objects are not implanted
- No need for adjustment or filling
- Reversible for up to a year
- Significantly reduces food intake
- Fewer dietary restrictions compared to other bariatric surgeries
- This may lead to long-term nausea
- Weight may be lost more slowly than in other similar operations
- There is a small risk of leakage
At the stage of preoperative preparation, the patient undergoes a complete diagnostic examination, including gastroscopy, ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland, liver, abdominal and pelvic organs, electrocardiography, general and biochemical blood tests, and analysis of thyroid hormones. According to indications, additional methods of laboratory and instrumental diagnostics are prescribed.
All patients are assigned consultations with specialists, if the diagnosis reveals any deviations from the norm, which are relative contraindications to surgery, a medical correction is performed. For patients with endocrine pathology, diseases of the heart and blood vessels surgery is performed after compensation for the manifestations of diseases.
It is performed laparoscopically under the control of endoscopic equipment through small punctures on the anterior abdominal wall. The operation is performed without incisions and leaves no scars.
It is performed under anesthesia and lasts 1 to 2 hours. During surgery, the surgeon brings the walls of the stomach together along the greater curvature and reduces the volume of the organ by applying to suture the stitches. The principle of the operation is described schematically, you can always get more detailed information at an individual consultation with a surgeon at the weight loss center in Enfield Royal Clinic.
The patient remains in the surgical hospital under the supervision of medical personnel for several days. On the first and second days, food is limited to non-carbonated water. It is necessary to drink in small portions, 5 to 10 ml every ten minutes. The total volume of fluid per day does not exceed 500 ml. Replenishment of nutrients is carried out with the help of intravenous injections.
From the third day, the use of liquid food is allowed. The patient begins to take vitamin-mineral complexes in a soluble form.
A week later, the diet expands to boiled fish, meat, and poultry. Food in the consistency of liquid puree is the best option at this stage.
A month later the patient is allowed to eat a thick consistency. And after two months, the person returns to a normal diet, but with some modifications. The diet must be healthy, and it should exclude carbs and carbonated drinks.
Cost of Gastric Plication:
The cost of Gastric Plication in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah can range from AED 25000 to AED 35000. The cost varies depending on several factors and will be determined by the doctor after the initial consultation.
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