What is Gastric Sleeve Plication?
Gastric sleeve plication is a type of weight loss procedure that reduces the size of the stomach. During this procedure, a bariatric surgeon creates a fold or a series of folds in the patient's stomach. These folds on the stomach are then carefully sutured and sewn. After gastric sleeve plication, patients feel full sooner and are able to reduce their average caloric consumption throughout the day. Gastric sleeve plication is similar to a sleeve gastrectomy (removal of part of the stomach to make it smaller) and a banding procedure (cinching part of the stomach off with a silicone band).