CBS LAS VEGAS- Lap-band surgeries are in the spotlight now that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed in an interview with the New York Post that he secretly underwent the procedure in February at his family’s urging. Christie told the paper that he was motivated to undergo the procedure by his children, not political ambitions for the presidency. Dr. Douglas Krahn, Bariatric Surgeon of MIVIP Surgery Centers, talks about the process, the cost, and the recovery time of Lap-band surgery.
NEWARK, NJ - MAY 7: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears at a groundbreaking ceremony at Essex County Community College on May 7, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Christie recently disclosed that he underwent a surgical procedure for weight loss in February 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images