Gastric Plication Cost, Info & FAQs

Gastric plication is a weight-loss surgery that involves sewing one or more large folds in the stomach. During the procedure, the stomach volume is reduced by 70%, which makes the stomach able to hold less and may help to eat less.

Gastric plication cost & info

  • In short: Laparoscopic gastric plication is a newer, minimally invasive, weight-loss surgery technique that reduces the size of the stomach capacity by folding it. Unlike gastric bypass or sleeve, plication can be reversed.
  • Done under general anesthesia by a team of experienced surgeons
  • Length of hospitalization: 1-2 nights (included)
  • Minimum required stay abroad: 6 days
  • Waiting time: none / very short
  • Trustpilot rating (by UK & EU patients): 4.8/5. Top Clinic in Lithuania, EU
  • All-included cost: €3600 / £3,084 (see price table below)
  • Possible refund from your local health board: yes (only pay for the flight from your own pocket)

 

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Flights & accommodation

Don't worry, our travel manager will offer you a few best alternatives for air travel & accommodation. Also, all the prices include overnight stay and care at the clinic

Personal travel manager & 24/7 assistance

Many clinics these days have lost the personal touch with their patients. However, with us, you will always have someone to talk to, rely upon and take care of you (if anything).

Pick-up/drop-off & transportation

You will be picked up (and dropped off) at the airport by your travel manager. All the transportation between the clinic and hotel is also included.

Extra phone + local call credit

We are just a phone call away if needed. Thus, we provide our patients with extra phones with local SIM cards and unlimited call credit.

Help with after-care

At all times you will have direct contact with the surgeon and your travel manager. Who will answer your questions & provide recommendations.

Insurance & Safety

Our patients are covered by reliable insurance covering surgical malpractice. Yet, first & foremost, we ensure maximum safety.

We care about the planet. That's why our clinic is the first in Europe to fully offset the CO2 of medical travel 💚🌍

What makes us different?

We like to say that our clinic is not a factory. That is that we work with only a limited number of patients each year. That helps us to provide our best and give much-needed personal attention to the patients.

The clinic itself is equipped with the newest medical technologies. Naturally, it covers all the EU care standards and employs maximum safety measures. After surgery, the patients stay in cozy single-bed rooms. It makes recovery calm and pleasant.

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Everything about gastric plication in our clinic

How does the gastric plication booking process looks like?
  • Make an inquiry and ensure that all your questions are answered
  • Free and non-binding consultation with a bariatric surgeon to discuss possible treatments
  • Your travel manager will propose available dates for your operation
  • After agreeing on a surgery date, you will receive a contract for all the medical and non-medical services
  • To finalize a surgery date, an advance payment of €475 will be required
  • Your travel manager will provide the most convenient flights and hotel options
  • Upon arrival, your travel manager will meet you at the airport and organize all the necessary tests and consultations
  • On your surgery day, your travel manager will take you to the clinic 2/3 hours before the operation
  • After the surgery, you will spend 1-2 nights in our clinic depending on your treatment
  • Before being discharged from the clinic you will have a post-operative consultation with a bariatric surgeon, all necessary medication and instructions will be provided as well
  • Once discharged from the clinic your travel manager will be in touch with you and will assist you with any problems.
  • Most of our patients travel alone with ease! We can guarantee that for every minute of your stay, you will feel cared for and supported
What's gastric plication surgery?

Gastric plication is a relatively new, minimally invasive, weight-loss surgery technique that reduces the size of the stomach capacity to approximately 3 ounces.

The procedure does not involve the use of an implanted device (such as gastric banding). Also, unlike the gastric sleeve procedure, gastric plication may be reversible because a portion of the stomach is not removed. In addition, unlike gastric bypass, gastric plication does not involve rerouting and reconnecting the intestines.

It is a restrictive weight-loss surgery, meaning that it restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold. You will feel full sooner so you won’t want to eat as much.

How long will I be off work after gastric plication?

Gastric plication uses laparoscopic techniques resulting in faster recovery and less scarring than open surgery. The hospital stay is typically 24 to 48 hours. Recovery times may vary, but patients can generally return to work and normal activities within seven to 10 days.

Who is a good candidate for gastric plication?

You typically qualify for this type of bariatric surgery if you have a BMI higher than 30 and your weight has stayed the same for at least a couple of years.

If you had serious nonsurgical weight-loss attempts but had no results.

Also, the most important aspect is if a person is willing to make significant lifestyle changes after surgery.

Why do people go for surgery abroad?

Patients go for gastric plication abroad for multiple reasons. Main ones are:

  • There are no (or very short) waiting lines for bariatric surgeries
  • Individual attention from the surgeons
  • Recommendations from previous patients, friends, or family
  • Top-quality service for affordable prices
  • Possibility for a refund from your local health board

Read/watch reviews of our previous patients below.

Will I be insured?

Our patients are covered by reliable insurance covering surgical malpractice. Yet, first & foremost, we ensure maximum safety.

Why is gastric plication cost lower in your clinic?

Our clinic is not based in the center of Stockholm or London and does not have to pay eye-watering rents. We also work with a limited number of patients and do not waste massive sums on marketing. Therefore, you pay only for the surgery & world-class rehabilitation (and not for an expensive location or advertising on TV or on the tube).

At the same time, you get an all-inclusive package (making your travel stress-free) when booking with us.

Is it safe?

Getting the surgery abroad involves similar risks as getting the surgery at home. For that reason, we recommend always checking the following:

  • The surgeons and their credentials. Preferably, ask for an online consultation to meet your surgeon before going abroad
  • What do the previous patients say about the clinic and their experience
  • Whether you will be insured

Never base your decision on the price alone.

Can I get a refund from my local health board?

You can have your surgery done for free by claiming a refund from your local health board. We are helping patients with the documentation needed in order to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad. Patients usually choose this route because of the long waiting list in their country of origin.

How soon can I travel back home after gastric plication?

Most of the patients can travel back 6-8 days after the surgery.

For your flight back it is advisable to get special assistance to help to get in/out of the plane. The service is freely provided by the airports/airlines.

What about the recovery after gastric plication surgery abroad?

In the first couple of days after gastric plication surgery, the main goal of a patient must be to stay adequately hydrated and ensure a sufficient protein intake. Drink at least 1,5 liters of clear liquids, such as broth, water, herbal tea, etc., which should be consumed together with 50-60 grams of protein per day in the first week. Avoid juice or soda water as it contains excessive amounts of sugar which are difficult to digest soon after the operation and also can cause pain and discomfort in the abdominal area, and vomiting.

How soon will I be able to drive after gastric plication?

You should not drive for 2-3 days after your operation to allow the effects of the anesthetics and any post-operative analgesia (painkillers) to wear off. Thereafter you may find driving a little uncomfortable until the port sites have fully healed, usually around 10 days.

When can I start exercising after surgery?

In order to get the most out of your weight loss surgery, it’s going to take a lot of hard work on your part post-surgery. That includes working out on a regular basis. Depending on your health and how your body is healing, your doctor may allow you to engage in light exercising in the first two weeks after surgery.

How much weight do you lose in the first month after gastric plication?

During the first year after surgery, morbidly obese patients with pre-operative BMI greater than 40 are expected to experience a profound weight loss with a BMI down to 30-32. On the whole, it is common for patients to lose about 30-55 % of their excess weight after gastric plication. Exercising regularly, having one’s diet balanced, and staying hydrated may significantly improve and prolong the post-operative result, too.

What about the clinic & surgeons?

We like to say that our clinic (based in Lithuania, EU) is not a factory. That is we work only with a limited number of patients per year. That helps us to provide our best and give much-needed personal attention to the patients.

The clinic itself is equipped with the newest medical technologies. Naturally, it checks all the EU care standards and employs maximum safety measures. After surgeries, the patients stay in cozy single-bed rooms. It makes your recovery calm and pleasant.

Our brand is rated 4.8/5 by hundreds of UK & EU patients. See their (video) reviews here.

Read about our surgeons at the bottom of this page.

What exactly is included in the package?
  • Everything for the treatment, anesthesia, 1-2 nights of hospitalization;
  • Diet instructions after bariatric surgery
  • FREE dietician follow-up
  • Needed consultations, medical tests;
  • Finding the best airplane ticket deals and hotel options;
  • Meeting at the airport, personal driver within Lithuania;
  • 24/7 assistance in Lithuania;
  • Special discount for plastic surgery later (if needed)
What are the possible complications? What if something goes wrong?

Complications after gastric plications are rare, yet they may occur (as is with any other surgical procedure). The complications include:

  • Blood clots.
  • Gallstones (risk increases with rapid or. substantial weight loss)
  • Hernia.
  • Internal bleeding or profuse bleeding of the. surgical wound.
  • Leakage.
  • Perforation of stomach or intestines.
  • Skin separation.
  • Stricture.

You will be guided through all the possible complications during your consultation(s) with the surgeon.

In case you are feeling unwell or there is anything abnormal:

While you are still in Lithuania: you will be immediately checked upon by the medical personnel. Should there be a need for a follow-up procedure, it would be carried out for you free of charge.

The complication in the later stages of the recovery is even rarer and most of the time, not an emergency. If they happen, our surgeon would consult you online and explain the steps to take.

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What to expect after gastric plication surgery?

  • After gastric plication surgery, a patient should expect to spend 1 to 2 days at the hospital.
  • You will be recommended to drink water in small sips in the first few hours after the surgery. The first 3-4 days after the surgery you will drink only clear fluids under the control of medical personnel.
  • You will be advised to start walking the same or the next day after the surgery.
  • You will be given pain medications to control pain.
  • Exercise is important in the recovery from any operation. Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise for this purpose. Later a regular daily exercise program is highly recommended. Physical exercise improves muscle tone while you are losing weight. About six weeks after surgery you should be able to tolerate all but the most strenuous exercises.
  • A specific diet will also have to be followed

every result is individual. We put our utmost care to ensure that the patient is happy with it.

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The prices given below are exact (without hidden costs). Many other clinics increase their initial prices.

All-included Gastric Plication cost

Gastric Plication cost in our clinic includes everything you will need: the procedure, medical tests, anesthesia, hospitalization (1-2 nights), transportation, etc. There are no hidden costs.

  • Gastric plication – €3600 / £3,084
  • Gastric bypass – €5900 / £5,055
  • Gastric sleeve – €5900 / £5,055
  • Gastric band – €4100 / £3,512
  • Gastric balloon – €3800 / £3,255
  • Bikini Line Gastric Sleeve – €6400 / £5,483
  • E-consultation with the surgeon – free
Our all-inclusive price
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Our all-inclusive price
Average price in the UK

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