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Las Vegas Surgeon’s Sight on Stomach Plication & Sleeve Gastrectomy

Weight loss surgeon from Las Vegas, US distinguishes between sleeve gastrectomy, and the latest procedure in surgical weight loss – plication of the stomach.


Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric plication surgery, both entail the reduction of stomach size and are performed laparoscopically.

Lap sleeve involves the cutting of a large section of the stomach, whereas in gastric plication, major part of the stomach is infolded. Furthermore, vertical sleeve causes hormonal changes in the body which is not observed in plication of the stomach.

The cost of bariatric surgeries in Las Vegas is quite affordable than other parts in the U.S. People also have an option to go for medical loans.

The surgeon in the above weight loss video explains the difference between vertical sleeve gastrectomy and gastric plication surgery. Following is the video narration.

“Both the Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Plication involve making the stomach smaller and shrinking the stomach down to a long narrow tube. They both accomplish the same thing. Sleeve does it by actual cutting and taking out of the stomach which is totally non reversible. Gastric Plication does it by sort of infolding the stomach into itself so that it is as big as a long narrow tube when you are done and that’s reversible.

The Plication is newer, research is still newer , results are newer so we don’t know how effective it’s going to be , we don’t know where it’s going to fit in, I mean, will have a place somewhere, we don’t know where. As far as I see, one advantage in the sleeve is that you are getting a hormonal changes of the sleeve that you don’t get in Plication.

So the folks who are hungry all the time, a hunger drive that would never go away, that’s from a hormone called Ghrelin. That hormone is going to be greatly decreased when you do sleeve operation. It’s not going to be effective when you do Plication operation. So I think for that reason alone sleeve is a better choice for a lot of patients. Plication is very intriguing; again we don’t know where it’s going to fit in.”

Weight loss surgeon from Las Vegas, US, has performed all kinds of bariatric surgeries – sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding and gastric bypass. Plication of the stomach interests the surgeon, however, being still in research, he doesn’t talk about its success rate.

Gastric Sleeve surgery leads to the reduction of hunger hormone – ghrelin, proving to be beneficial for a lot of people, according to the surgeon.

The surgeon also offers duodenal switch surgery ,gastric banding and gastric bypass in Las Vegas.

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