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Gastric Plication Experts Meet in Barcelona Dr. Talebpour, Pioneer of Plication Brazilian Collaboration Records 20,000 Patients Dr. Ortiz Leads International Plication Efforts The Power of International Partnerships Can you briefly describe the primary benefits of Gastric Plication?
 
Gastric Plication Experts Meet in Barcelona’s World Congress

Gastric Plication Experts Meet in Barcelona’s World Congress  [read more]

Experts agree that Gastric Plication’s promising results may increase its popularity as a weight-loss surgery option. As the worlds obesity epidemic is growing to catastrophic proportions, new technologies and procedures are resulting in less invasive and more effective techniques to combat this life threatening disease. Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in the world […]

Dr. Talebpour, Pioneer of Plication

Dr. Talebpour, Pioneer of Plication  [read more]

Dr. Talebpour, considered universally as the father of the Gastric Plication procedure, is a key member of the international coalition of plication surgeons that is forging exciting new opportunities in the field of weight loss surgery. His pioneering procedure, originally called Laparoscopic Total Vertical...

Brazilian Collaboration Records 20,000 Patients

Brazilian Collaboration Records 20,000 Patients  [read more]

A recent international surgical collaboration has set new standards for research and training in the field of bariatric procedures. Located in Sao Paolo, Brazil (headed by Dr. Almino Ramos) and in Baja California (under Dr. Ariel Ortiz), these two world-renowned centers have documented experience...

Dr. Ortiz Leads International Plication Efforts

Dr. Ortiz Leads International Plication Efforts  [read more]

The OCC Medical Center has long been considered one of the leaders in providing weight loss surgeries for the overweight and morbidly obese patient. With more than 8,000 surgeries performed to date, they have some of the most extensive expertise in all weight loss surgeries including Gastric Plication...

The Power of International Partnerships

The Power of International Partnerships  [read more]

At our research and training facility at OCC Medical Center, we have partnered with the world’s top weight-loss surgery group in Brazil that are the recognized leaders in performing Gastric Plication. OCCMC and the team from Sao Paulo have recently formed an international coalition for research...

Can you briefly describe the primary benefits of Gastric Plication?

Can you briefly describe the primary benefits of Gastric Plication?  [read more]

Plication is basically one of the simplest, safest, most effective and natural weight loss surgeries available today. It should be one of your top considerations. Here are the benefits in a nutshell.

Gastric Plication

June 25, 2012

Professor Mohammad Talebpour, MD Pioneer of Gastric Plication The increasing prevalence of morbid obesity in the developing world is a cause of great concern. As in the Western world, interventions by way of diet and exercise have not succeeded in terms of curbing this epidemic in Iran. The variable outcomes of restrictive procedures such as […]

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Laparoscopic Gastric Banded Plication (LAGBP)

June 25, 2012

Chih-Kun Huang, MD Pioneer of the Laparoscopic Gastric Banded Plication Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is considered a potentially safe and reversible bariatric surgery. It is associated with longer follow-ups, frequent adjustments, and its own set of complications, such as slippage, gastric erosion and weight regain. Another new restrictive procedure, laparoscopic greater curvature plication (LGCP), […]

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Gastric Plication technique: Interview Dr. Almino Ramos

April 16, 2012

In this newsletter we have the pleasure of interviewing Dr Almino Ramos on the subject of the Gastric Plication Technique. Dr. Ramos, concerning the gastric plication technique, in what cases would it be considered an advisable option and what variables need to be taken into account when it comes to the selection of suitable candidates […]

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Top 15 Leaders in Bariatric Surgery in United States

April 03, 2012

Dr. Ariel Ortiz is Director of Bariatric Surgery at Obesity Control Center, an International Center of Excellence in Baja, Mexico. He frequently lectures and proctors around the world and has active collaborations with other internationally recognized surgical teams in Europe and Latin America as well as the United States. The Center has been the destination […]

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Statement on Gastric Plication Surgery Combined with Gastric Banding

July 15, 2011

The following is a statement by Jaime Ponce, MD (Dalton, GA): Even though the gastric plication looks like a safe and effective procedure, the data is still limited to 300-400 patients (1) published with up to 3 years follow-up. Standardization is still not well established. So, for now, the procedure in the majority of the […]

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Americans Travel Overseas for Medical Care

February 03, 2011

A major healthcare tracking research firm recently published its study on patients who travel to foreign countries for medical procedures, treatments or surgeries or a practice that has come to be known as medical tourism. The international travel of wealthy patients from poor countries to prestigious U.S. medical centers is well known. In recent years, […]

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Discussions

Patient Switches from Band to Plication
“I had lapband surgery in 2007 and, although I did lose weight, just didn’t feel right about having a foreign object in my body for some reason. After hearing about the Plication procedure, I felt like it was exactly what I was looking for. I just had my band removed and will be returning soon for Plication. Going from Band to Plication takes a special expertise. I’m a surgeon and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. You shouldn’t either.” (Maria)