Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity (IPG432)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of morbid obesity.
Laparoscopic gastric plication reduces the size of the stomach to limit food intake. It is carried out using keyhole surgery through several (usually 5 or 6) small cuts in the abdomen (belly). It involves folding the stomach in on itself and stitching it together to reduce its volume by about 70%. None of the stomach is removed and the procedure is potentially reversible.
G30.8 Other specified plastic operations on stomach
Y75.2 Laparoscopic approach to abdominal cavity NEC
In addition an ICD-10 code from category E66.- Obesity is assigned.
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- IPG432 Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity: guidance (web format)
- Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity: equality impact assessment
- Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity: consultation comments
- Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of morbid obesity - Overview
- Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of morbid obesity - Consultation Document
This page was last updated: 29 May 2013
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