It's being called the plague of the 21st Century.
60 million adults are now obese. It costs $147 billion to treat it annually.
Now, a new less invasive procedure is helping people who have tried everything, to finally get control of their weight.
It doesn't take long for costume designer Courtney Gileo to help actors transform
And now, Courtney is working to transform herself. Yo-yoing from 120 to 330 pounds Courtney tried a new procedure at UC- San Diego called stomach plication-think of it as stomach origami!
Unlike gastric bypass, it's reversible. Surgeons don't use permanent staples to decrease the size of the stomach. And they don't reroute the small intestine.
It's the most minimally invasive procedure to reduce the stomach's size by as much as 70 percent.
After stomach plication...Courtney lost 40 pounds in five weeks.
She's happy and so is her husband.