Researchers say this experimental version reduces the risk that comes with traditional surgery. Doctors say, if approved by federal health officials, the treatment could revolutionize weight loss surgery.
'Surgery-free' stomach stapling under development
Washington University doctors are developing a "surgery-free" version, using specialized tools that snake down a patients throat to the stomach, which is then stapled into a small pouch. So far the procedure has only been done on two people in the U.S.
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