Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/home/content/17/12119617/tmp/sess_eg6all7r1nq6fkrsu9qcqe5no1, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/content/17/12119617/html/wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/si-contact-form.php on line 1947

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/17/12119617/html/wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/si-contact-form.php:1947) in /home/content/17/12119617/html/wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/si-contact-form.php on line 1947

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/17/12119617/html/wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/si-contact-form.php:1947) in /home/content/17/12119617/html/wp-content/plugins/si-contact-form/si-contact-form.php on line 1947
Comparing WRAP | Waldrep WRAP

Southern California 805.230.0030

Northern California 916.797.7555



Sign up for "Gift WRAP" promotions

Comparing WRAP

 

Waldrep WRAP

Description



WRAP or Weight Reduction Assistance Procedure is a term our clinic uses to allow patients to easily refer to a minimally invasive surgical technique generally referred to as a gastroplasty (gastro = stomach; plasty = change the shap of), in which the stomach is folded in on itself and held in place with suture.

Similar surgical techniques have been referred to by different names, including:

  • Gastric Plication Surgery (“GPS”)
  • Gastric Imbrication
  • Greater Curve Plication
  • Total Gastric Folds
  • Laparoscopic Total Gastric Vertical Plication
  • Greater Curve Inversion Surgery



 

Possible Outcomes

  • Weight loss
  • Improvement in obesity related diseases
  • Can be performed laparoscopically, using incisions as small as 3-5 millimeters
  • Outpatient surgery takes a little more than an hour
  • No cutting, opening, rearranging, or removing of the stomach or intestine
  • The inside of the stomach can still be examined with a camera or x-ray later
  • No plastic balloon device to adjust, break, leak, or slip
  • Possible side-effects include surgical complications, nausea, vomiting, unsatisfactory weight loss, and weight regain.
  • Much lower probability of leak, stricture, bowel obstruction, bleeding, dumping syndrome, long-term nausea, change in food taste
  • Possibility that surgery can be repeated or reversed or add a gastric band.

 
 

 

 

Gastric Banding

Description



A silicone ring-shaped balloon is placed around the upper stomach through a tunnel created behind the stomach. The stomach is sutured around the band. Tightening or loosening the fit of the band involves puncturing a port beneath the skin with a needle every few weeks or months.


 

Possible Outcomes

  • Weight loss
  • Improvement in obesity related diseases
  • Unsatisfactory amount of weight loss
  • Can be performed laparoscopically
  • Outpatient surgery takes about 20 – 30 minutes
  • No cutting of intestine
  • Anatomy remains normal
  • The inside of the stomach can still be examined with a camera or x-ray later
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Esophagus problems
  • Band can move out of position and block stomach requiring surgery
  • Band can create a hole in the stomach
  • The port used to adjust band can “flip” requiring surgery to correct
  • The system can leak requiring surgery to fix
  • This artificial device can become infected
  • Unsatisfactory amount of weight loss or weight regain

 
 

 

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Description



The stomach is cut into two sections: a smaller upper section and larger lower “remnant”. The small intestine is cut in two and the lower intestine is attached to the upper stomach with stapler/sutures, the upper intestine is stapled/sewn to the lower intestine.


 

Possible Outcomes

  • Weight loss
  • Improvement in obesity related diseases
  • Average hospital stay of 2 days
  • Intestine leaks at staple/suture line
  • Bleeding at staple/suture line
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Excess scaring of the pouch connection
  • Ulcer that creates hole in intestine
  • Unsatisfactory weight loss
  • Unsatisfactory weight loss or weight regain

 
 

 

 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Description



A tube is passed through the stomach along the inside curve. The tube is used to map out a tube or “sleeve” of stomach. The rest of the stomach is cut off and thrown away.


 

Possible Outcomes

  • Weight loss
  • Improvement in obesity related diseases
  • No rearrangement of intestinal tract
  • No use of a permanent artificial device
  • Stomach leaks at staple line
  • Abscess
  • Bleeding at staple line
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Sleeve may get bigger
  • Stomach blockage
  • Possible nutritional deficiencies related to discarded stomach
  • Unsatisfactory weight loss
  • Weight regain

 
 


© Copyright 2011 Waldrep WRAP. All rights reserved.Site designed and developed by drummer boy hosting

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/17/12119617/tmp/sess_eg6all7r1nq6fkrsu9qcqe5no1, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0