Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gastric Banding Goes to 'Next Tier' of Patients

As covered in Healthcare Finance News, Kalorama projects an increase in the GI device market due to an increased amount of gastric bypass and gastric banding surgeries.

Of note is that surgical candidates are moving beyond the morbidly obese candidates, those over 100 pounds overweight, and moving to the 'next tier' candidates; those who persistently have trouble despite diet and exercise.

Sales of banding systems, staples, endoscopes and other devices will benefit from the trend.

Kalorama's full market research report on the topic is available on Kalorama's website.