'A Frontier of Medicine': Brain Surgery for Weight Loss

For Carol Poe, obesity is the most painful problem in the world. She tried everything from dieting to bariatric surgery to reduce her body weight. As these methods continued to fail, Poe, tired of being morbidly overweight, underwent the most radical treatment ever devised for obesity -- brain surgery. Poe is the second person in the United States to undergo deep brain stimulation for weight loss. In deep brain stimulation, electricity is introduced to specific parts of the brain that are...Full Story
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