Reduce the Size of Your Stomach by 80 Percent
with Gastric Plication

*This surgery is not recommended for all patients.

The procedure

A stomach resized using gastric plication surgery.Gastric Plication surgery, also called laparoscopic greater curvature plication, gastric imbrication, or pseudo sleeve surgery, is similar to the Gastric Sleeve in that it creates a smaller stomach and restrict the amount of food that a patient eats. The big difference between the Gastric Sleeve surgery and the Gastric Plication surgery is that with the Gastric Plication, the stomach is sewed in on itself in a wrap rather than with the Gastric Sleeve, where the bariatric surgeon would just remove about 80% of the stomach. This surgery helps the patient feel fuller when eating, as the stomach area has been greatly reduced and ideally a patient will eat less and lose weight.

The incisions

Location of incisions required for gastric plication surgery.The Gastric Plication surgery is considered investigational/experimental and does not always have the results the patients are looking for. For example, the Gastric Plication typically results in less weight loss and may result in fewer health improvements, than the more established Weight Loss Surgeries. One of the benefits, however of the Gastric Plication, is that it does provide meaningful weight loss without the doctor having to remove part of the stomach or rearranging of the small intestine. That said however, it has mixed reviews regarding failure and complication rates amongst most medical professionals. The Gastric Plication surgery does not provide very effective weight loss and Weight Loss Team recommends you consider the Gastric Sleeve surgery in Mexico or the Gastric Bypass surgery in Mexico instead of this weight loss surgery option. Either of these two procedures should provide you with much better results. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will try our best to provide you with all the answers you may need.

This surgery may take one month for full recovery.





The Gastric Plication surgery in Mexico takes about 1 hour. The patient may lose up to 55% of their excess weight within 2 years of surgery.

*Notice the results may vary for each patient depending on many factors related to race, age, health, gender and whether or not the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative instructions.

  • Shrinks the size of the stomach by wrapping the stomach and making folds within the stomach lining.
  • Patient may feel fuller quicker when eating due to the capacity of the new stomach.
  • Patient may lose up to 55% of their excess weight within 2 years of surgery.
  • Stomach is not removed thus making the surgery less invasive than the Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve Surgery.
  • BMI must be more 30 or higher to be considered for this surgery.
  • One month for full recovery.


The Weight Loss Team Staff

The Weight Loss Team

The Weight Loss Team in Puerto Vallarta is dedicated to the continued weight loss success of every patient. Through our state-of-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and easy access to online support, patients can expect successful weight loss surgery that creates lasting results. Patients travel from around the world to our practice to experience:

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Experienced Surgeons
  • Multiple Surgical Options
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Methods
  • Affordable Care
  • Life-Changing Results

If you're ready to lose weight and sustain a healthy, happy lifestyle, contact our Puerto Vallarta practice by filling out our online form or calling 800-404-9064.

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