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Obesity surgery booming in India, Bloomberg reports

In India, there's a surge of obesity surgery, reports Bloomberg. Now, about 400 surgeons operating in 250 hospitals are offering stomach-shrinking procedures, making India one of the fastest-growing centers in the $1.2B global market for bariatric devices. Covidien (COV), which competes with Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in supplying titanium stomach staples, predicts obesity operations in India will double to 10,000 this year, with as many as 2M Indians as potential candidates.