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Medicine: Obesity Surgery / A Discussion #982724

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A TV ad from Allergan for lap-band surgery shown; details given about the BMI cutoffs for the surgery and the FDA consideration of changing the rules for surgery eligibility.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and TV host Phil McGraw about the surgery issue and the study that was sponsored by Allergan, the band maker. [GUPTA - explains the lap-band surgery, what it is designed to do and potential medical problems.] [McGRAW - says the problem is the misperceptions about the lap-band and gastric bypass surgery; comments on the drug company doing the study and the cost of the two procedures.]

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