Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery

Obesity can make life difficult, increase your risk of serious health conditions, and affect your self-confidence.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen performs affordable laparoscopic gastric plication to reduce stomach size and caloric intake, helping you lose weight.

Why should I consider gastric sleeve plication surgery?

Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery in Tijuana Mexico

by Dr. Sergio Verboonen

The aim of this weight loss procedure was the restriction of or ideally packing as much space of stomach as possible via folds (plications) from its own wall.  A set of very small incisions are made within the abdomen area of the patient using laparoscopic technology and there is no need to perform an open surgery.  Laparoscopic Gastric Plication (LGP) is a restrictive bariatric surgery procedure in which no part of the stomach is removed.

The percentage of EWL in this technique is comparable to other restrictive methods.  The technique is safe with 1.6% complication (1% reoperated), and 31% regain during 12 years.

The Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery can only be performed by a selected number of bariatric surgeons in Tijuana Mexico, due to its complicated nature.

Dr. Sergio Verboonen has been performing Gastric Sleeve Plication Weight Loss Surgery for over 20 years.

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The goal is to reduce the size of the stomach by folds (plications) from its own wall.

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The Process of Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery in Tijuana Mexico

Types of gastric sleeve plicationAt the Obesity Goodbye Center, a laparoscopic method is followed to perform the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery in Tijuana Mexico. This means that very small five to six incisions are made within the abdomen area of the patient and there is no need to perform an open surgery.  Dr. Verboonen will perform the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery by using a video camera also called a laparoscope and other elongated surgical devices that are inserted through the small incisions to access the abdominal cavity.

What is the Process?

The process of the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery includes creating a pleat by folding the lining of the stomach towards inside and sewing one or more folds in the stomach. In this way, the size and the volume of the stomach are reduced by approximately 70 to 75 percent, making the stomach capable of holding less amount of food which eventually helps you feel full after consuming a small meal. It also helps you feel full for a longer duration and you will experience hunger less frequently.

The process of the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery does not involve any cutting, stapling or removing of any part of the digestive tract as compared to other bariatric surgical procedures. Moreover, the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery can be also converted to other bariatric surgical treatments to maintain the healthy weight or if the patient is unable to receive the desired outcome. Unlike other bariatric procedures, the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is reversible. Considering that the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is less invasive as the Obesity Goodbye Center uses the laparoscopic technique, it normally takes only one to two hours to complete.

Once the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is successfully executed, the patients are normally required to stay at the Obesity Goodbye Center for a day or two and the complete recovery may take around one week. Patients can healthily return to work after one week.

However, once you have successfully recovered, you have to engage in necessary lifestyle changes to maximize the weight loss outcome which may include adopting healthy eating habits and following an active lifestyle with regular exercising.

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The main idea behind the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is to offer the major advantages of other bariatric surgical procedures while avoiding the risk of complications associated with them. This is why the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery does not include any kind of restructuring of the digestive tract like the gastric bypass surgery and it does not require any further modification surgeries or the implantation of a foreign object inside the body. Another significant benefit of the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery which makes it stand out from rest of the bariatric surgeries is that it can be reversed as it does not involve removal of any digestive organ. The further benefits of the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery are:

  • It does not involve removal of stomach tissue.
  • The process is fully reversible and can be revised to another bariatric surgical treatment.
  • It does not compromise on the capability of the digestive system to absorb nutrients.
  • It involves a low risk of short-term complications.
  • Considering that there is no need of staples, it means that there is no risk of bleeding or leaking and rejection of a foreign object at the closure site.

Along with the advantages of the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery, we at the Obesity Goodbye Clinic, feel obliged to educate our patients about any kind of risks associated with the procedure:

  • The recovery process may take longer as compared to regular gastric sleeve surgery.
  • The success ratio of the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is slightly less as compared to the regular gastric sleeve surgery and other bariatric surgical procedures.
  • The part of the stomach producing hunger-inducing hormones stays


At the Obesity Goodbye Clinic, we will perform detailed medical examination and evaluation of past medical records to determine if the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is appropriate for your or not, or if any other kind of bariatric surgery may be better for you. We will also perform an analysis of your present health condition and take it into account while configuring your weight loss treatment plan. You must be aware of the fact that even if weight loss surgical treatments are safe and effective for appropriate candidates, every patient is unique and may experience a different outcome. The Obesity Goodbye Clinic is determined to recommend the most effective bariatric surgical process according to your individual needs.

Bariatric surgical procedures are the alternative weight loss treatments for the individuals who are extremely obese or experience obesity-induced health conditions.

The Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery can help such individuals to accomplish their weight loss goals and maintain the healthy body weight. The life-altering surgical weight loss treatments including the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery is offered at a fraction of cost at the Obesity Goodbye Clinic to help you fight against obesity.

Contact the Obesity Goodbye Clinic today to find out more about the body transforming and confidence boosting bariatric surgical procedures. We offer a complete range of surgical weight loss treatments in the form of all-inclusive bariatric surgeries along with the Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery.


GASTRIC SLEEVE $4,500 $5,500
GASTRIC BYPASS $7,500 $8,500
DUODENAL SWITCH $8,500 $9,500
LAP BAND $4,500 $5,500
LAP BAND REMOVAL $2,500 $3,500



The surgery cost includes:
Ground Transportation to and from the San Diego Airport
Hotel Fees
Hospital Fees
Medical Fees
Pre and post operative tests
Nutritional Consultation pre and post surgery
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Post surgery medication


Hernia $500
Previous Bariatric Surgery (no cost when performed by Dr. Verboonen) $800

These are potential fees in addition to the surgery base price. CASH PRICE ONLY.

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