Background: Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP) is an operation that is gaining ground in treatment of morbid obesity, as it appears to replicate results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with fewer complications. Objective of this study was to evaluate early outcomes of LGCP.
Patients and methods: Retrospective study was conducted to nineteen patients with morbid obesity from Benha university hospital from September 2015 till February 2016; 16 females & 3 males; mean BMI was 44.93±4.2kg/m2; mean age and weight were 31.7±0.9 years and 129.4±7.6kg respectively; Patients undergone endocrine assessment, abdominal ultrasound & gastroscopy; all patients underwent LGP (two rows of sutures using a calibration probe (boogie) of 36 or 38Fr). Measured parameters included weight loss (kg), percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL), operative time, length of hospitalization, lipid profile and complications. Postoperative follow up data was for 6 months.
Results: There was no need for conversions; There were no deaths; Mean operative time was 89.4± 5.6 min & hospital stay was 4.1±2.9 days; Weight loss was 23.1±2.6 and 40.1±3.2 & mean %EWL was 28.7±2.3 and 51.1±3.8 at 3 and 6 months respectively with P-value