Surgeon and Scientist, Dr. Rahul Jandial looks at the first new obesity device to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration in more than seven years. Yet doctors admit they aren't quite sure how it works. The surgically implanted device, called Maestro, is designed to interrupt hunger signals from the brain to the stomach, and it's manually controlled. The Maestro Rechargeable System, the first FDA-approved obesity device since 2007, is approved to treat patients aged 18 and older who have not been able to lose weight with a weight loss program, and who have a body mass index of 35 to 45 with at least one other obesity-related condition, such as type 2 diabetes.
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