Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP)
How Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP) Works
Laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP) reduces and restricts the size of your stomach. This means you consume less food and absorb fewer calories. The procedure offers a low-risk profile.
The surgery is performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. You will stay asleep and feel no pain. You can expect the procedure to last between one to two hours.
Gastric plication is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires 5-6 small incisions in the abdomen. Your surgeon uses tiny instruments to work inside your body through these incisions. Your surgeon then creates stomach folds and sews them together to reduce your stomach’s size by 70%.
Is Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP) Right for Me?
Laparoscopic greater curvature plication surgery is performed for eligible patients. Several factors make you eligible for the procedure.
Common gastric plication eligibility factors:
- You have shown that you want to lose weight and remain healthy. This includes making permanent diet, exercise, and behavior changes. You accept that you will need to limit food portions and change your food choices for the rest of your life.
- You have tried dieting, exercising, medication, and talking to a therapist, but you still haven't lost enough weight.
- Your body mass index (BMI) is at least 30 kg/m2 or higher. Obesity-related issues make you eligible with a lower BMI.
Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP): What to Expect
On the day of your gastric plication surgery, you can expect:
- A preoperative nurse will prepare you for your operation. They will check your test results, your paperwork, and they might perform a short exam.
- Your anesthesiologist will review your medical history and answer any questions related to the procedure and anesthesia.
- Before you're taken to an operating room, your surgical team will give you a sedative. The sedative will likely make you sleepy.
- Your surgical team will administer general anesthesia in the Operating Room. General anesthesia induces temporary unconsciousness. You may not remember anything until you wake up after the procedure in the recovery room.
- After the surgery, you can expect to lose up to 50% of your weight within the first year. After two years, you can expect to lose up 63% of your body weight.
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