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.

  • Description

    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.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    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.

    The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS.   The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided.

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