About the process
If morbid obesity and its fallouts have been a grave concern and you are looking for a procedure with low complication rate, then Gastric imbrication is the answer for you. It is a new weight loss technique that allows surgeons more control over how much stomach restriction is accomplished during surgery, while providing the patient with a reversible solution to obesity.
The Gastric Imbrication Advantage
Gastric Imbrication offers many advantages to surgical weight loss patients including:
- No intestinal re-routing
- Minimally invasive
- Safer than some other alternatives
The short-term results of Gastric Imbrication are promising: substantial weight loss, drastic improvement of obesity-related health problems and a low complication rate.
What is Gastric Imbrication Procedure
Gastric Imbrication is a new laparoscopic procedure in which the surgeon reduces the volume of the stomach by about 60 to 70% by sewing large folds in your stomach, essentially folding it in on itself, to reduce the size of the stomach. There is no cutting, stapling, or removal of the stomach or intestines with the Gastric Imbrication.
During the laparoscopic Gastric Imbrication the stomach volume is reduced about 70% which makes the stomach able to hold less and may help you eat less. The Gastric Imbrication may potentially be reversed or converted to another procedure if needed.
Gastric imbrication is a restrictive procedure. It greatly reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. It does not cause decreased absorption of nutrients or bypass your intestines. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and continue to feel full for several hours.
ALLURE MEDSPA:The Best Place for a Gastric imbrication
The Gastric Banding at Allure MedSpa is done using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical methods along with the latest de-risking techniques. We endeavor to make the erstwhile perceived complex bariatric procedures doable in least time, less scarring, reduced discomfort (pain-free), and much shorter recovery time.
The Gastric Imbrication procedure is done under general anesthesia. At AMS, we understand how critical anesthesia is to a surgery. Hence we have highly trained anesthetists who administer it with minutest care and ensure you have a discomfort free surgery.
Privacy & Confidentiality
We at Allure MedSpa care follow highest standards of privacy and confidentiality ensuring additional comfort for our patients. For your privacy and protection, we maintain a strict non-disclosure policy.
REST & RECOVERY
The Gastric Imbrication procedure is minimally invasive and takes approximately one hour to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for one day after the procedure.It can be performed on an outpatient basis too for local patients. Gastric Imbrication uses laparoscopic techniques resulting in faster recovery and less scarring than open surgery. Recovery times may vary, but patients can generally return to work and normal activities within seven to 10 days.
Cost For Gastric Imbrication Surgery
Allure MedSpa, which is renowned for its state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed services,offers affordable and cost effective bariatric procedures. To know more about the cost of your procedure request a consult by filling the form below.Your consultation is your chance to ask questions about Gastric Imbrication surgery and put your mind at rest. Your surgeon will be able to offer you full explanations and answers to all of your queries.
Alternatively, our Counselor will call you at your convenient time. Request a consultation right away: Book an appointment
Testimonials For Gastric Imbrication Surgery
I had a very demanding job. It required me to stay at office at nights. With success in my career, my waistline was also increasing. Finally one day while looking at my pictures, I realized that I have put on weight like crazy. I started losing my self confidence and became conscious of my image. It even started hampering my work as well as personal life. I went into a phase of depression. One day my Boss suggested me to undergo a surgery. He advised me to call Allure Medspa, where even he has undergone surgery. I took his advice and called up Allure Medspa. The staff fixed an appointment with Dr. Milan Doshi. I asked him several questions and he answered very patiently. It was a real treat talking to him. He suggested me to send my pictures so that he can evaluate my body and accordingly tag the prices. I exactly did what he said. To my amazement, the prices were quite affordable.
Next day I received a reply. He suggested me to visit India. I booked the tickets and landed there. Next day I visited their center and met Dr. Doshi. It was really pleasant meeting him. He has a very polite personality and is quite friendly. I irritated him with my questions, but he answered very patiently. In a next few hours, I was ready for the Gastric Imbrication Surgery. The surgery took around an hour. After the surgery, I stayed in the hospital for a night. The very next day I was discharged. In few weeks times, I started recovering and felt the difference. It\'s been 4 months after the surgery and I have lost couple of kilos and inches from my body. My confidence have bounced back. All thanks to Dr. Doshi for this difference and of course my boss who gave me the suggestion.
Quick Facts for Gastric Imbrication Surgery
Are you the right fit for the procedure?
You will be considered for Gastric Imbrication if you have been obese (BMI of 30 or more) for several years, had serious obesity fallouts and all non-surgical weight-loss attempts have been unsuccessful.
You should be willing to make significant lifestyle and dietary changes to arrest obesity.
At the end of these Dr. Milan Doshi will himself review your specific health issues and concerns, answer any questions you may have and set a date for surgery.
Comprehensive care, before, during & after surgery
At Allure MedSpa, we don’t simply provide surgical solutions to obesity; we recognize your needs extend beyond the surgical procedure itself.
Our entire staff from to the expert team of anesthesiologists to nurses, will ensure you are treated with utmost care and warmth.
The Aftercare Advantage
Your recovery begins almost immediately after your surgery as you gradually begin to get used to your new way of eating. This starts with a two-week liquid diet that likely will include water, milk, fruit juice and sherbet. The next few weeks will involve thicker liquids such as soup with some vegetables, and eventually you can try yogurts and fruits. After this, you will be able to eat all foods in restricted amounts
Our comprehensive aftercare program focuses on your unique, individual needs.
- Ongoing lab work, including vitamin level analysis
- Discussion of diet, exercise & supplements
- Customized individual eating plan
- Dietician support
- Access to psychological support
Pre-operative requirements in order to undergo surgery
- You must have a dietician evaluation.
- You must have a psychological evaluation.
- In addition to a complete medical history, your physician and anesthetist will perform a complete physical examination to ensure you're in good health before undergoing the procedure. You will undergo blood tests or other diagnostic tests.
- You may be asked to begin exercising and alter your diet some weeks before surgery.
- If you're a woman of child-bearing age, you may receive birth control counselling so that you do not become pregnant in your first year after surgery due to the risk to the fetus from rapid weight loss.
Patient preparation before weight loss surgery
Your surgeon will explain the procedure and give you specific information regarding preparing for surgery. You might be advised to:
- Quit smoking and discontinue the use of all tobacco and nicotine products as it may lead to delayed wound healing after the surgery.
- Drink more water and limit other beverages.
- Stay mentally and physically fit by focusing on your health.
- Not to eat or drink anything for 10-12 hours before surgery and have a light dinner because the stomach must be empty before anesthesia.
- Ask a friend or family members to be at the hospital during the surgery for support.
Book Surgery with Allure MedSpa
- Plan your travel dates and simultaneously check with us for doctor’s availability on those dates.
- Send us a copy of your air tickets
- We shall accordingly plan your consultation and Concierge service (optional) and get back to you with all details
Allure MedSpa concierge service
Allure MedSpa’s clientele comprises of local, out-of-town patients. A good percentage of patients also "fly-in" from out of the country to have surgery with our renowned surgeons.
We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-surgical experience for our out-of-country patients. Please feel free to contact the Counselor +91 9869041559 for assistance with any of your travel and planning needs.
In terms of weight loss it is said that the procedure could aid in losing perhaps half of the excess body weight. The time frame to achieving this will obviously vary from person to person but most weight will be lost in the first 6-12 months. Short-term percentage of excess weight lost ranges from 30 to 55% (lower than gastric sleeve or gastric bypass; comparable to lap band), and comparable improvement to obesity-related health problems including Type 2 diabetes.
Results will last for
The results of Gastric Imbrication depend on the aftercare regime and dietary and lifestyle changes the patient is able to stick to.
Next consultation if required
At Allure MedSpa, our support doesn’t end when you achieve your weight-loss goals. Lifelong follow-up with our multidisciplinary team is encouraged, helping you to achieve and maintain optimal results.For more information on weight-loss surgery and our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment, call Allure MedSpa at: +91 9869041559
Gastric Imbrication Surgery FAQs
- Gastric Imbrication Surgery Vs. Other Procedures
Gastric Imbrication surgery is most similar to gastric sleeve surgery in that both reduce the size of the stomach into a banana shape that connects the esophagus with the small intestines. While gastric sleeve surgery accomplishes this by removing part of the stomach and stapling the remaining part closed, Gastric Imbrication does so by folding the stomach in on itself and holding the folds in place with sutures (stitches).
At a high level, gastric Imbrication surgery appears to carry the benefits of the more established procedures:
- Substantial weight loss like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery
- Potentially reversible like gastric banding (lap band)
Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) Roux En Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) Sleeve Gastrectomy Intragastric Balloon Single Anastomosis Duodenal Jejunal Bypass Length of Surgery 30 minute to one hour if surgeon is experienced 1.5 to 3 hours 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes (and it’s not surgery) 3.5 hours Length of Hospital Stay overnight 2-3 days 2-3 days 3 hours- this is an outpatient procedure 2-3 days Reversible? yes yes no yes no Adjustable? yes no yes yes no Foreign Object Place in Body? yes no no yes no Laparoscopic? yes- least invasive type yes yes endoscopic (through the mouth) yes Recovery Time quick 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks Short Term Complications? relatively few higher than AGB relatively few almost none yes Long Term Complications? possibly moderate moderate unknown yes Long Term Success? good moderate moderate unknown good
- What is the recovery period of this surgery?
Recovery period will vary from person to person. However, it will take 2 to 3 week’s times to fully recover after the surgery. Your surgeons will advice you about the time you can return to your work.
- How long will the surgery take?
The surgery will take only an hour and you can visit home the same day.
- What is Gastric Imbrication Surgery ?
The surgery is undertaken by those people who are unable to lose their excess weight under the traditional methods. It aids in quick weight loss among the patients. It is a laparoscopic procedure. Here, the stomach is folded to form a sleeve-like shape, multiple sutures are done after that to keep the stomach in the folded state. The stomach size is made smaller in the procedure. This makes you feel full for longer period restricting the intake of food. Unnecessary binging is restricted in the process.
- Who are the candidates who can opt for Gastric Imbrication surgery?
The surgery is undertaken by overweight and obese people, who are not able to lose the weight under the traditional method.
- Will there be any change of diet after the surgery?
You will have to meet the dietician before undertaking the surgery. The dietitian will help you to learn the techniques of healthy eating that will help you to maintain a healthy diet. A healthy diet is a must after the surgery. One should always avoid sweets and fatty food as it aids in weight gain.
- Is the surgery safe?
Yes, it is a very safe surgery. The incisions made in the surgery is quite small. No foreign element is introduced in the body and no removal of skin and tissues is done. With a little amount of exercise and consuming balanced diet will help in maintaining your weight. Dr. Milan Doshi will discuss about its side effects during the consultation process.
- Is there any chance that I regain weight after the surgery?
If proper diet and exercises are not undertaken, there is every possibility that you might gain weight. One should always follow a well disciplined life.
- What is the cost of Gastric Imbrication Surgery
For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.