Gastric banding is performed without cutting the stomach, it is done by binding the stomach with non-absorbable threads. As for sleeve gastrectomy, we make 5 micro-incisions in the abdomen.
We apply a continuous double suture so as to make large folds in the stomach.
This technique is not validated in France but is widely and successfully used in Lebanon, Iran and in some expert European centres.
Dr Richard Abittan has performed over 200 gastric plications to date.