What are the risks of the Banded Plication Procedure?
One of the great advantages of lap band with gastric plication is that it adds only minimal risk to the adjustable gastric banding procedure itself. It is still less invasive and risky than either the gastric bypass or sleeve, with no cutting or stapling of the stomach. Additionally, the intestinal track remains in normal continuity. The risk of band slippage is reduced here as well.
Any surgery and any procedure involving anesthesia still does carry risk. Specific additional risks here may include band erosion, or infection of the band or access port. Additionally, this is still an investigative procedure being studied, and long-term data is not available.
What type of diet will I need to follow after Banded Plication?
Following your surgery, you will move through a three-phase, six-week nutritional program. You’ll begin with an all liquid diet, and begin incorporating soft foods and solids on a step by step basis from there. More detailed guidelines and instructions will be provided to you by your surgeon.
Properly managing your diet after banded plication is of paramount importance to your long-term success. The Tristate New York Bariatric Group provides our patients with a comprehensive bariatric program to assist with this process, involving everything from ongoing patient education and assistance, to support groups and mentor programs. We also have a convenient online store where you can find easy access to doctor recommended foods, drinks and dietary supplements.
What is the cost of Banded Plication Surgery in New York?
Most major insurance companies cover the cost of bariatric surgery which meets their guidelines as being required for patient health. However, banded plication is a new procedure and is still investigative. We will help you navigate the process of insurance coverage. If you’re unable to obtain coverage, then we also have several financing options available.
I am ready to start, what is my next step?
For the best of both worlds, adjustable gastric banding combined with gastric plication is a wonderful new solution. It offers weight loss results superior to the lap band alone, while not adding substantial risk of complication.
To see if you qualify and if it makes sense for you to be a part of our landmark study, then call the Tristate New York Bariatric Group at 800.633.8446 today.