Posted on April 9th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty
More than 200,000 Americans each year undergo a major operation called bariatric surgery to treat obesity. But doctors say millions more might opt for treatment if it were less invasive and more patient-friendly…At the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., Christopher Gostout aims to mimic the effect of a sleeve gastrectomy, creating the stomach tube by stapling off instead of cutting out a large portion of the stomach. All six patients treated so far have lost weight with minimal side effects, Dr. Gostout says.
Wall Street Journal by Ron Winslow
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