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vBloc: Newest Weight-Loss Surgery

March 26, 201620 min
About one in three adults struggles with obesity, a disease that can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and even cancer.About one in three adults struggles with obesity, a disease that can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and even cancer. When years of eating right and exercising don't seem to pay off, you might look into bariatric surgery.A new minimally invasive option is called vBloc. This procedure doesn't alter your anatomy and allows you to eat a normal variety of foods. It uses a pacemaker-like device placed just under the skin. The device blocks hunger signals between your brain and stomach, so you eat less and feel full longer.Dr. Roizen talks with Dr. Collin Brathwaite, one of the first doctors in the U.S. trained to offer vBloc. Listen in to learn about the benefits, risks, recovery time and overall results. It might be the thing that helps you finally achieve your ideal weight for good.Bonus!Reduce the Risk of Accidental Pain Medication Overdose

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