Baltimore, Maryland 21229


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to find out more about the safety and effectiveness of the Laparoscopic Greater Curvature Plication (LGCP) procedure in patients with obesity and related problems such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, mild obstructive sleep apnea, and joint problems. LGCP is a less invasive weight loss surgery procedure than some of the other weight loss surgeries and it is possible that there are fewer risks with this procedure than with the other weight loss surgeries. LGCP is considered an experimental procedure and this study is being done to look at the long-term outcomes.


Study summary:

LGCP is a procedure in which the stomach is folded inwards to that its capacity to hold amounts of food is decreased. This is done under general anesthesia. The operation takes about an hour and is done laparoscopically. Laparoscopic approach entails placing 4-5 small incisions in the abdomen around the umbilicus and filling the abdomen with CO2 through the small tubes called Trocars. this helps life the abdominal wall and create space so that the surgeon can carry out his/her work using long instruments with thickness similar to a regular lead pencil. The attachments of the stomach to the spleen are freed up and the outside is folded inside and stitched up to keep it from folding in. To ensure that the surgeon has not obstructed the passage in or out of the stomach, a tube is placed in the stomach at the time of the creation of the fold and checked again at the end of the procedure with a camera in the stomach which is placed through the mouth to ensure the desired outcome is achieved. At the conclusion of the procedure, the skin is closed with absorbable sutures and adhesive tapes are applied to the skin. The patient recovers in the recovery room for about an hour and a half prior to coming to their room in the hospital. The post operative visit will be up to 7 days after the procedure. During this visit, medical information will be obtained including information about medications. There will be follows 3-10 after the surgery. These visits may include: - obtaining medical information about the patient, including the medical conditions and medications - Checking the patient's weight - Blood tests - Endoscopic evaluation of the stomach if necessary. The timing of the visits is as follows: Visit 3: 1 month after surgery Visit 4: 3 months after surgery Visit 5: 6 months after surgery Visit 6: 12 months after surgery Visit 7: 18 months after surgery Visit 8: 24 months after surgery Visit 9: 30 months after surgery Visit 10: 36 months after surgery The study is three (3) years (36 months) including following up visits.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Subject is willing to give consent and comply with evaluation and treatment schedule 2. 18 to 65 years of age 3. Have a BMI > 30 with one or more significant co-morbid medical conditions which are generally expected to be improved, reversed, or resolved by weight loss. these conditions include but are not limited to: - Hyperlipidemia - Type 2 diabetes - Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Hypertension - Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee 4. Agree to refrain from any type of weight-loss drug ( prescription or OTC) or elective procedure that would affect body weight for the duration of the trial 5. HbA1C < 11 % 6. For subjects who have Type 2 Diabetes, the anti-diabetic medication regimen is no more complex than oral metformin plus one oral sulfonylurea plus once daily insulin injection. 7. Ability to self-pay for the procedure and follow up. Exclusion Criteria: -


NCT ID:

NCT02315105


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Kuldeep Singh, MD
Saint Agnes Hospital

Kuldeep Singh, MD
Phone: 3014902193
Email: dockds@gmail.com


Backup Contact:

Email: nsansbury@gmail.com
Nicole Sansbury, MPH
Phone: 3014902193


Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21229
United States

Kuldeep Singh, MD
Phone: 301-490-3736
Email: lapman21229@yahoo.com

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 24, 2017

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