New Jersey News

Christie Gets Bariatric Surgery to Slim Down, But Many Candidates Lack Access to Procedure

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has undergone lap-band surgery in a bid to lose weight. The various procedures — known collectively as bariatric surgery — have a mixed record, but they've grown more popular as the nation grapples with increasing obesity rates. Even so, these operations are not an option for many of the country’s most obese.