What are gastric plication recovery and post-operative care?
The first month needs special care and diet to adhere to. Within the first two weeks, only liquids are permitted, such as water, black tea, milk, fruit juices, sherbets, etc. within the second two weeks after the surgery, you are permitted to take soft foods, like soup, fruits, yogurt and blended foods. Thick foods are permitted a month after the surgery, when your stomach is recovered, but in a small amount. If you desire to have a continual fat loosing, make sure that you consider what is listed below:
- Eat slowly and chew carefully to have an easy digestion.
- Use a small spoon.
- Take proteins daily. You may use milk, red meat, and/or eggs.
- To avoid vomiting, do not drink while eating. There is not enough room for both liquids and solid foods at the same time.
- Avoid alcohol, sodas, and confections.
- Snacks are permitted.
What are common side effects and risks of gastric plication?
As laparoscopic gastric plication is a surgery, it may carry some risks. In addition to that, complications and risks related to this surgery are less than other surgical operations. Most of them are preventable if the patient follows the doctor’s instructions and diet. Some possible risks are:
- Slight bleeding
- Injury to other organs
- Leakage from the suture areas of the stomach
- Complications related to general anesthesia
- In the case of overeating, stomach expansion is possible up to 15%
How much does a laparoscopic gastric plication cost?
As any surgical operation, the price of gastric plication is dependent on the hospital and the surgeon. It is also dependent on the area where you choose to undergo the surgery. In the United States, depending on the hospital, it costs around $10,000 to $15,000. It is important to talk about the price of your surgery before booking it. As it is a very important and delicate procedure, it really matters who and where you choose for your surgery.
Laparoscopic gastric plication in Iran
Gastric plication was first introduced to the medical world by Iranian surgeons. With acceptable results and fewer side effects compared to other weight loss surgeries, gastric plication became famous among both surgeons and patients from all around the world. We can conclude that Iran is one of the countries with many professional doctors in this field. There are well-equipped clinics in different cities of Iran, like Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Kish Island and other cities, which perform gastric plication. They provide a safe surgery and equipment with great quality.
Gastric plication cost in Iran
Like other surgeries, gastric plication is much more affordable in Iran than other countries. Gastric plication cost in Iran is around $3500-$5000 while in some areas of the U.S., it costs up to $20,000, in the U.K. over £4,000, and in Lebanon $4667.
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