December 2010

Bariatric Surgery Tweeted Live from Mercy West Lakes

West Des Moines, IA


A local television reporter used Twitter to give people an inside look at a gastric banding surgery performed at Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes. The reporter followed the case of 42-year-old Josie as she underwent the surgery to place a gastric band around the upper part of her stomach. The goal of tweeting the procedure was to make the public aware of the minimally invasive surgery to combat obesity. For more information, contact Kate Westercamp.