The bariatric approach was shown effective in two New England Journal of Medicine articles earlier this year (here and here).
So how did Christie pull off bariatric surgery without the media catching on?
In addition to the pills, bariatric surgery—the high-end word of stomach stapling—is proving its value.
bariatrics bar·i·at·rics (bār'ē-āt'rĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity.