HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- The Federal Drug Administration panel is backing an appetite-curbing implant for severely obese people.
Dr. Saied Asfa, of Afsa Plastic Surgery, says this implant is a medical break through, but it still is too early to see long term results. He also explained to how this new implant works.
"It sends signals to that nerve and makes the brain understand oh, I don't need more food or I am completely full I don't need any more food. So it's a device that pretty much sends a signal to the main nerve of the stomach," said Dr. Asfa.
Dr. asfa says it's important to remember this device is still be tested.
he also says only about 600 people in the united states are using this right now.