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Format: 04/16/2014
Format: 04/16/2014


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: FDA OKs Lap-Band surgery for less obese folks

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of the "Lap-Band" type of weight loss surgery at lower minimum weight limits, making an estimated 26 million Americans newly eligible for the weight loss procedure. However, Dr. Daniel Gagne, director of bariatric surgery for the West Penn Allegheny Health System, says that insurance companies often still have the final determination in who can receive surgery.


 To read more, visit the Post-Gazette website.



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