WPIX – Dr. William Inabnet: "Governor Christie Has Secret Surgery to Lose Weight"
The procedure reduces weight by using small incisions to place a silicone belt around the top of the stomach.
The belt is tightened, creating a small pouch at the digestive system's entrance to the stomach, which fills up with food, rather than the whole stomach. People who have the procedure end up feeling full during a meal much faster than they would otherwise. "The criteria for candidates for this procedure are patients that are more than 100 pounds overweight, or if you have an obesity related medical problem such as diabetes or high blood pressure," said Dr. William Inabnet from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Learn More