As Marianna Zega lies on a gurney minutes away from the start of her gastric-band "surgery," she can smell the anesthetic, hear the operating staff shuffle about and even feel doctors put the band around her stomach.
It's an operation that happens tens of thousands times a year. But what makes this procedure unique is that none of it is real. It's all in Zega's mind.
The procedure, or lack thereof, is called "gastric mind-band" and it's done through hypnosis. The treatment is the brainchild of...Full Story