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Gastric Plication Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico

A weight loss surgery procedure that is performed by Hidalgo Bariatrics in Tijuana, Mexico, among other locations. It is a minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce the size of the stomach and limit food intake, ultimately leading to weight loss.

During the gastric plication surgery, Dr. Hidalgo creates multiple folds in the stomach and sutures them in place, effectively reducing the stomach’s capacity. This procedure does not involve removing any part of the stomach or rerouting the digestive tract, as seen in other bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery.


Advantages & benefits of having a Gastric Plication Surgery.

  • 1 HOUR



*Notice the results may vary for each patient depending on many factors related to race, age, health, gender, and whether or not the patient follows the doctor’s post-operative instructions.

The Gastric Plication surgery in Mexico takes about 1 hour.
The patient may lose up to 55% of their excess weight within 2 years of surgery.

Explaining the Gastric Plication Surgery Procedure.

Gastric Plication surgery, also called laparoscopic greater curvature plication, gastric imbrication, or pseudo sleeve surgery is similar to the Gastric Sleeve in that it creates a smaller stomach and restricts the amount of food that a patient eats. 

The big difference between Gastric Sleeve surgery and Gastric Plication surgery is that with Gastric Plication, the stomach is sewed in on itself in a wrap rather than with the Gastric Sleeve, where Dr. Hidalgo would just remove about 80% of the stomach. This surgery helps the patient feel fuller when eating, as the stomach area has been greatly reduced and ideally a patient will eat less and lose weight.

The incisions we make at Gastric Plication Surgery.

Gastric Plication surgery is considered investigational/experimental and does not always have the results the patients are looking for. For example, Gastric Plication typically results in less weight loss and may result in fewer health improvements, than the more established Weight Loss Surgeries. One of the benefits, however of Gastric Plication, is that it does provide meaningful weight loss without the doctor having to remove part of the stomach or rearrange the small intestine.

That said, however, it has mixed reviews regarding failure and complication rates amongst most medical professionals. Gastric Plication surgery does not provide very effective weight loss and Dr. Hidalgo recommends you consider Gastric Sleeve surgery in Mexico or Gastric Bypass surgery in Mexico instead of this weight loss surgery option. Either of these two procedures should provide you with much better results. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will try our best to provide you with all the answers you may need.

This surgery may take one month for a full recovery.

What Hidalgo Bariatrics includes in Gastric Plication Surgery?

The most important thing for Hidalgo Bariatrics is that you feel well cared for by our staff of professionals, all our surgical packages include:

Weight loss surgery procedures in Tijuana

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana with Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo can provide great results with minimal risk.

  • Substantial Weight Loss
  • Reduced Hunger
  • Less Invasive & Revisable Procedure

Mini Gastric Bypass

Lose up to 70 Percent of Excess Weight with Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery at Tijuana Mexico.

  • 1-2 Hours
  • 70% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery in Tijuana can not only help you to lose weight, but also live a longer and healthier life.

  • Significant Weight Loss
  • Improved Health
  • Enhanced Quality of Life

Gastric Sleeve Revision

If you have a Lapband in place and have not had success we can help you fix or repair your past surgery failures.

  • Problem with the Gastric Sleeve.
  • Gastric sleeve to a Mini Bypass.
  • Full RNY Bypass for weight loss success

Gastric Bypass Revision

Errors during the initial surgery, poor dietary habits, and other complications can compromise the effects of your procedure

  • Versatility
  • Dramatic Results
  • High Success Rates

Bariatric Revision Surgery

If your initial weight loss surgery falls short of your expectations, it can be heartbreaking. However, there is hope.

  • Versatility
  • Dramatic Results
  • High Success Rates

Lap Band System

The LAP-BAND system is designed to significantly reduce your stomach’s capacity to hold food. You will feel fuller faster and longer.

  • 45 Minutes
  • 60% Weight Loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Balloon

The Intra-Gastric Balloon procedure in Tijuana takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The patient may lose up to 30% of their excess weight in 6 months.

  • 30 Minutes
  • 30% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal

Gastric Plication Surgery

The Gastric Plication surgery in Tijuana takes about 1 hour. The patient may lose up to 55% of their excess weight within 2 years of surgery.

  • 1 Hour
  • 55% Weight Loss
  • 2 Years to reach goal

Duodenal Switch Surgery

If you suffer from weight-related health problems like hypertension, hyperlipidemia or hard to control type 2 diabetes, you may qualify for this procedure.

  • 2-3 hours
  • 80% Weight loss
  • 1 Year to reach goal
  • Not suffer from dumping symptoms

Mommy Makeover

If you have multiple cosmetic concerns, Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo and his team can combine procedures into a plan known as a mommy makeover.

  • Breast
  • Abdomen
  • Thights
  • Arms

About the practice

What is the best practice for you? Contact us and Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo team will explain you all procedures and logistic for any bariatric surgery.

  • Arrival
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Weight loss surgery

Hidalgo Bariatrics patients speak for themselves and show how Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo helps people improve their health and life on a daily basis. Our Bariatric center has become a common destination for patients mainly from Canada and United States who are looking for weight loss surgery at low cost but with great quality and above all the safety that a patient needs. talk to our team of experts they will help you to coordinate your trip to Tijuana Mexico and clarify any questions you may have about the process, which includes the treatment you will receive, facilities and everything related to your procedure.


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