Navigation Links
The Skinny on Teen Surgery
Date:10/1/2007

FDA to approve gastric band for adolescents by 2009

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group forecasts that the gastric band market, currently valued at over $190 million, will exceed $630 million by 2012. The expected 2009 FDA approval of the LAP-BAND device for adolescents aged 14 to 18 will significantly expand the potential patient base into one of the most rapidly growing segments of the obese population, according to Millennium Research Group's US Markets for Laparoscopic Devices 2008 report.

The two surgical approaches to obesity, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB)-which uses devices such as Allergan's LAP-BAND-and gastric bypass surgery, primarily involve restricting food intake into the stomach, thereby limiting caloric intake. A LAGB procedure involves the placement of an adjustable gastric band around the upper part of the stomach, while gastric bypass surgery changes the anatomy of the digestive system to limit the amount of food that can be eaten and digested. Gastric bypass surgery may currently be performed on adolescents because it does not need FDA approval. Promoters of LAGB point to lower risk of life-threatening complications, adjustability, and reversibility which will encourage further penetration of LAGB procedures among adolescent patients.

"There has been an alarming growth in the number of obese adolescents in the US," says Barbara Prud'homme, Senior Analyst at MRG. "The approval of the LAP-BAND for adolescents will provide an additional option to treat these younger patients. The FDA stamp of approval of the LAP-BAND will likely make LAGB performed at an increasing rate by doctors."

The US Markets for Laparoscopic Devices 2008 report includes coverage of industry competitors including Allergan, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Covidien, Stryker, Applied Medical, and Karl Storz.

About Millennium Research Group

Millennium Research Group (http://www.MRG.net), a Decision Resources, Inc. company (http://www.DecisionResources.com), is the global authority on medical technology market intelligence and a leading provider of strategic information to the health care sector. Focused solely on the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, the company provides its clients with the benefits of its specialized industry expertise through published reports and customized consulting services.

All company, brand, or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

For more information, contact:

Amy Krohn

Millennium Research Group

416-364-7776 x101

akrohn@mrg.net


'/>"/>
SOURCE Millennium Research Group
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Skinny people need to exercise too
2. Spain Launches Movement Against Skinny Fashion Models
3. Skinny Debate Upsets Actress Knightley
4. Skinny Girl-bands are Making Detrimental Impact on Teenage Girls
5. Skinny Debate Upsets Actress Knightley
6. Cox Cringes Seeing Her Skinny Friends Body!
7. No Progress in France on skinny Model Charter
8. Too Skinny Models Banned from Performing in Rome Fashion Show
9. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
10. NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA
11. Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... stage for new clinical and scientific initiatives have all marked the last 12 ... appointed President and CEO of the nation’s oldest cancer center, Candace S. Johnson, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... pleased to announce the addition of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley office. ... The founders of Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are part ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... the Scarborough General Hospital Burn Unit, plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned ... the Scarborough Hospital. He successfully completed his first three-year term as chief and began ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel ... top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Give To Cure today announced that it is working ... To Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster for ... a smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among users. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)...  Aethlon Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), ... treat life-threatening diseases, today announced results for the ... 2015. --> --> ... our last quarterly call, we strategically advanced pre-clinical ... to establish the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as a leading ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  AMRI (NASDAQ:  AMRI) today announced ... Pfizer Inc. and President of Pfizer Global Supply, has been ... February 4, 2016. In addition, the Company announced that Mr. ... audit committee since 2010, has retired from the AMRI Board ... to his other business ventures.  William S. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... -- --> --> ... Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Market by Product (Semi-Automated External ... Hospitals, Homecare & Nursing Homes) - Forecast to 2019", ... and segments the concerned market with an analysis and ... grow to about $367.0 million by 2019, at a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: