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Laparoscopic greater curvature plication

Laparoscopic greater curvature plication is a restrictive bariatric procedure similar to the sleeve gastrectomy without the need for gastric resection. It is a bariatric procedure that brings together the benefits of food restriction while potentially reducing risks of complications associated with a permanent implant, along with minimizing the possibility of leaks from staple lines. In the procedure, the stomach’s volume is reduced as in sleeve gastrectomy, and the greater curvature is invaginated (folded inward) using multiple rows of non-absorbable sutures thereby forming a tube shaped stomach similar to that of the sleeve gastrectomy without any removal of stomach tissue.

To register for an upcoming information session on surgical weight loss programs, or for physician referral, call the Baptist Health Information Center at (502) 897-8131, or register online.