- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research on laparoscopic gastric plication for severe obesity, which should include information about long-term efficacy and safety, and specifically how the procedure influences further gastric surgery. Comparison with alternative procedures would be useful.
- Any explanatory notes
- The evidence on laparoscopic gastric plication for severe obesity raises no major safety concerns in the short term. There is inadequate evidence about safety in the long term, specifically with regard to the reversibility of the procedure and how it affects the safety of any further gastric surgery that may be necessary. There is limited evidence of efficacy in the short and medium term but more evidence is needed about the long-term efficacy of the procedure. Therefore, laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity
- Date issued
- November 2012
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|