No Hospital Stay | No Staples | No Band or Device
Still trying to lose that last 20 or more pounds?
Most of the time, losing those last 20 pounds is the most frustrating. You’d probably eat less if you felt full after eating a small amount of food. In fact, the essential component of almost every weight-loss surgery – is making the stomach smaller so you eat less to lose weight. You may have often wished there was another, less invasive option to gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric banding to lose 20 to 50 pounds or more. Now there is! The WRAP, as innovated by Dr. Don Waldrep, may be the next generation in less invasive weight-loss surgery.
WRAP is our Weight Reduction Assistance Procedure, the new stomach re-shaping procedure revolutionizing weight loss surgery.*
Unlike traditional weight loss surgery, WRAP does not open, cut, remove part of the stomach, or leave a plastic band device inside. Dr. Waldrep researched this technique after performing thousands and thousands of laparoscopic weight loss and stomach surgeries, and first performed the WRAP technique in 2009. Dr. Waldrep has a leading world experience, publishing some of his WRAP experience in the Journal of the Society of Laparoendscopic Surgeons.
The WRAP's new elegant shape simply decreases the amount of food the patient needs to feel “comfortably full”. When effective, a person eats less food to feel satisfied; less food means less calories, leading to a lower body weight and improved sense of health. WRAP should be used with an effort to decrease calories by taking an appropriate diet. Most patients feel less hungry without feeling deprived.
WRAP is an outpatient procedure that does not require an overnight hospital stay - though we are happy to arrange a room for you in one of our luxury aftercare suites or resort hotel. You can return from your appointment in just a few hours with only a few incisions so small, each could be covered with a dressing as small as a dime.
Call and reserve your private consultation to hear more about WRAP by calling (805) 230-0030
or emailing us at info@DrWaldrep.com
* Similar surgical concepts have been referred to by many different names, including: Gastric Plication Surgery, Gastric Imbrication, Greater Curve Plication, Total Gastric Folds, Laparoscopic Total Gastric Vertical Plication, Greater Curve Inversion Surgery
In a Gastric Bypass, the stomach is cut into two sections: a smaller upper "pouch" and larger lower “remnant”. The small intestine is cut in two and the lower intestine is attached to the pouch with stapler/sutures, the upper intestine is stapled/sewn to the lower intestine. Patients typically stay in the hospital for 2 nights or more.
In a Sleeve, a tube is passed through the stomach along the inside curve. The tube is used to map out the tube or “sleeve” of stomach that will remain. The rest of the stomach is cut off and thrown away. Patients typically stay in an aftercare suite or hospital for 1-2 nights.
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.
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Dr. Donald J Waldrep, MD FACS, is one of the most sought after bariatric surgeons in the US. Innovator of “The WRAP” - the new stomach re-shaping procedure revolutionizing weight loss surgery – Dr. Waldrep has successfully helped thousands of patients reach their weight loss goals.
Dr. Waldrep and his patients have been featured on NBC-TV, ABC-TV, E! Entertainment, USA Today.com, Sacramento Bee, the Ventura Star, and nationally syndicated health and weight loss specials.
Experience includes ...