A new technique with promising results has recently been described in the literature: gastric plication, which would not have the complications of the use of mechanical sutures and would imply a reduction in costs.
The Apollo Method or Vertical Endoscopic Gastroplasty or also Endoscopic Gastric Plication, is a stomach reduction technique that consists of a series of sutures that are made in the walls of the same and that achieve a considerable reduction in its volume so that it houses a smaller amount food. These sutures are made orally through an endoscopic procedure. The procedure lasts between 50 and 80 minutes and it is necessary to apply anesthesia, therefore it is performed in the operating room for greater safety. However, no incision is made, it is not surgery.