Gastric Plication


Gastric Plication is a new investigational operation in the U.S. which a large portion of the stomach is folded over itself using rows of  sutures to create a smaller functional stomach. The procedure is performed laparoscopically through 4-5 small incisions.  It results in a narrow stomach with much smaller capacity, which causes satiety after a small amount of food; facilitating weight loss.*

Dr. Mehta trained with International Gastric Plication leaders, and is using their mastered technique to offer this weight loss surgery in the U.S.

Gastric Plication can be used for patients with a body mass index greater than 30.

* Individual results vary, and no specific outcome is guaranteed.

What can I expect after treatment?

  • Return home in 1 – 2 days
  • Return to work within 1 week for a desk job
  • Liquid diet post-surgery, and progressed incrementally to solid diet over 3 weeks
  • You will be guided every step of the way by Dr. Mehta, Nutritionist, Nurse Practitioner, and the office staff who are Dr. Mehta’s patients and have had bariatric surgery themselves
  • Weight loss can be significant, comparable to the sleeve gastrectomy
  • Eating a high protein, low calorie, low fat, low carbohydrate diet, and living an active lifestyle will optimize weight loss


  • The stomach is folded inward, instead of being cut and removed
  • Surgery is performed laparoscopically using tiny skin incisions
  • No foreign body placed inside you, as in the Gastric Band
  • Follow-up visits are less frequent than for the Gastric-Band
  • No mal-absorption of nutrients, as in the Gastric Bypass
  • Much lower chance of a leak compared to Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass


“I decided to have the Gastric Plication because I was tired of trying everything to lose weight. Going for the surgery with Dr. Mehta, was the best decision I’ve made. I’ve lost 50lbs already and feel amazing. I have tons of energy and even enjoy exercising. I work out almost daily and it just gets easier and easier. Thank you Dr. Mehta.”*
-Noelia D. (NJ)

“I am so happy to have found Dr. Mehta and his center. I had my Gastric Plication on August 12th of 2013 when I weighed almost 240 pounds. I was always tired and had been diagnosed with multiple issues that had me on almost 8 medications per day. I also could not walk up stairs and just did not feel good about myself in general. Today, 3 months later I am down to 190 and feel better than I have in years. My regular doctor has started taking me off the medications and I notice I feel more alive, more confident, and just plain happier than I have been in a long time.”*

Dr. Mehta has been wonderful as my doctor – he has explained everything in detail, and the staff at his center is the best! I strongly recommend Dr. Mehta and his team to anyone struggling with obesity.”*
-J.S. (NYC)

* Individual results vary, and no specific outcome is guaranteed.

If you are interested in Gastric Plication, feel free to ask Dr. Mehta about your options; as well as the expected weight loss in your particular situation.

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