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.