This is a laparoscopic procedure in which the key to weight loss is its restrictive nature. The total reduction of the stomach is approximately 60% to 70% of the normal stomach size. In this procedure, the stomach is folded into itself and is secured with sutures. To maximize weight loss, another in-folding is created in order to reduce the intra-abdominal volume.
Pre-op diet: 10 days
OR time: 1:30 to 2:00 hours
Recovery time in hospital: 2 to 3 days
Recovery period after discharge: 1 week
Average Excess Weight Loss after 1 Month: 20%