Health Travel Guides is proud to be a partner of the Weight Loss Surgery Center of Mexico located at Hospital Angeles Tijuana - home to the newest advancement in restrictive weight loss surgery called Gastric Plication, also sometimes described as Gastric Pleat, or Gastric Imbrication.
Similar in its specifics to surgery performed to address gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Gastric Plication is a promising new bariatric procedure that early studies consistently show offers more weight loss than the leading purely restrictive procedure, adjustable gastric banding.
In the largest open study to date reported at the 15th World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), presented by gastroenterologist Dr. Juan Lopez Corvala of Hospital Angeles Weight Loss Surgery Center of Mexico, patients demonstrate up to 70% excess weight loss in the first twelve months following the procedure.
Restriction is accomplished when the stomach is invaginated and then surgically plicated, or pleated, through a series of non-absorbable surgical suturing techniques that leaves the stomach tissue fully intact.
Though offering weight loss comparable to the RNY gastric bypass, the Gastric Plication procedure offers patients several unique benefits:
- No stomach resection (loss of stomach tissue) is involved
- No implanted devices ¿ no surgical staples, no bands requiring refilling
- Greatly reduced risk of early and acute complications ¿ no risk of leaks as with VSG Sleeve Gastrectomy or RNY Gastric Bypass
- Does not impair patient dietary habits
- 100% of nutrient absorption is preserved
- Ambulatory ¿ one to two nights hospital stay required
The Gastric Plication procedure has only limited availability with surgeons in Mexico, Brasil, Turkey and some parts of the U.S. Health Travel Guides preferred provider Hospital Angeles Tijuana is currently the world¿s leading bariatric center performing Gastric Plication, with more than 200 Gastric Plication procedures performed since 2009. Hospital Angeles reports average early weight loss results of 21.6 lbs first month and 46.2 lbs by month four.
Health Travel Guides Gastric Plication medical travel package is all-inclusive:
-All hospital and surgeon fees
-Standard lab work
-2 night hospital stay
-Round trip ground transportation from airport to hospital
-Pre-surgery consults as requested/needed
-Travel Concierge, providing full travel planning and itinerary services for you and your travel companions.
-Free medical webinar offering attendees medical credit towards procedure. Visit Health Travel Technologies for more information.
Find out if you¿re a candidate for Gastric Plication by filling out the Health Travel Guides online personal medical profile; it takes just 15- 20 minutes, and your results are automatically submitted to a bariatric surgical team for review and response within 48 hours.