Laparoscopic greater curvature plication: initial results of an alternative restrictive bariatric procedure.

@article{Ramos2010LaparoscopicGC,
  title={Laparoscopic greater curvature plication: initial results of an alternative restrictive bariatric procedure.},
  author={Almino Cardoso Ramos and Manoel dos Passos Galv{\~a}o Neto and Manoela S Galv{\~a}o and Luis Fernando Evangelista and Josemberg Marins Campos and {\'A}lvaro Ant{\^o}nio Bandeira Ferraz},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={913-8}
}
BACKGROUND Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) is a surgical technique that involves resection of a significant portion of the stomach. This surgery is sometimes associated with gastric leaks, which can be difficult to treat. The present study reports findings from laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP), which is an alternative bariatric procedure similar to VSG but without the need for gastric resection. METHODS A prospective study was carried out, following LGCP in 42 morbidly obese… CONTINUE READING
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