Gastric Plication Los Angeles
Gastric plication is one of the newest investigational, minimally-invasive procedures for weight loss available today. It involves reducing the size of your stomach capacity to approximately three ounces. This prevents you from overeating so you can lose a substantial amount of weight with ease.
What Can I Expect During Gastric Plication?
Prior to undergoing your gastric plication surgery in The Weight Loss Surgery Center Of Los Angeles, Dr. David Davtyan will first provide you with comprehensive psychiatric, dietary, lifestyle and health counseling. These meetings will ensure that you have access to the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. They are a vital component of this process, because you can’t reach your ideal weight if your mindset and lifestyle aren’t in alignment with the results you want to create. Once you’ve completed the pre-surgery program, Dr. David Davtyan will schedule your procedure.
Your minimally-invasive gastric plication procedure will be performed laparoscopically, which means Dr. David Davtyan will insert tiny surgical instruments and a thin, lighted viewing instrument through a number of very small holes in your abdomen. The viewing instrument will be connected to a screen in the operating room, and it will provide Dr. David Davtyan with an unobstructed inside perspective of your body. Unlike other weight loss procedures, gastric plication surgery doesn’t require the reconnecting or re-routing of your intestines. Rather, Dr. David Davtyan will sew large folds in your stomach, reducing its volume by about 70 percent. He will then carefully close your incisions to minimize any scarring and you will progress into your recovery period.
An Overview Of Your Recovery
Once your procedure is complete, you’ll need to stay in the hospital for one to two days before returning home to begin the healing process. Because your stomach did not have to be stapled, removed or cut, you can look forward to a relatively easy recovery period when compared to other weight loss surgeries. In fact, your main priority during recovery will be to focus on re-learning how to eat with a smaller stomach. You’ll be advised to adopt a liquid-only diet for the first two weeks, consuming only sherbet, juice, milk and water during that period of time. By week three, you will have progressed to thicker liquids, like yogurt and vegetable soup, and by week four you should be able to eat normal foods in smaller amounts.
BENEFITS OF GASTRIC PLICATION
- Less Invasive.
Because gastric plication is performed through tiny incisions in the abdomen, and the procedure doesn’t involve removing a portion of the stomach or re-routing the intestines, it’s a less invasive option. As such, you will enjoy a quicker recovery period and smaller scars when compared to other weight loss surgeries.
The folds Dr. David Davtyan sews into your stomach are completely removable if you need to reverse your procedure for any reason.
- Extremely Effective.
The majority of patients who undergo this procedure lose between 40% and 70% of their excess body weight within the first year.