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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 7989714, 6 pages
Research Article

Outcomes of Laparoscopic Gastric Greater Curvature Plication in Morbidly Obese Patients

1Department of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
2Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
3College of Medicine, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
4School of Health and Education, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden
5Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Doha, Qatar
6Qatar Metabolic Institute, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence should be addressed to N. Khidir

Received 25 November 2016; Revised 14 May 2017; Accepted 16 July 2017; Published 16 August 2017

Academic Editor: Sharon Herring

Copyright © 2017 N. Khidir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Laparoscopic gastric greater curvature plication (LGGCP) is a restrictive bariatric procedure without gastrectomy. However, limited literature on effectiveness of gastric plication exists. Objectives. We assessed LGGCP’s efficacy, effects on associated comorbidities, safety and the rate of complications, and patient satisfaction with LGGCP’s outcomes among morbidly obese patients. Method. Analysis of retrospectively data collected from medical records of 26 patients who had undergone LGGCP at Hamad General Hospital, Qatar, during 2011-2012. Results. Most patients (92%) were Qatari nationals. The sample’s mean age was 35.1 years. Mean duration of hospital stay was days. Mean preoperative BMI was 40.7 kg/m2 that decreased at 2 years to 34.6 kg/m2. LGGCP’s effects on comorbidities were such that 7.6% of patients experienced resolutions of their comorbidities. There were no mortality or postoperative complications that required reoperation. Six patients (23%) were satisfied with the LGGCP’s outcomes while 10 patients (38.5%) underwent sleeve gastrectomy subsequently. Conclusion. LGGCP had acceptable short term weight loss results, exhibited almost no postoperative complications, and improved patients’ comorbidities. Despite the durability of the gastric fold, some patients regained weight. Future research may assess the possibility of an increase in the gastric pouch size postplication associated with weight regain.