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Bariatric Surgery for children in the U.S: Weighing up the risks

Bariatric surgery for children seems to be upon us. Yet a solution that works in adults, and possibly might work in children, has poor professional acceptance within paediatric medicine itself.

Here the NYT uses several successful cases to illustrate the efficacy of the procedure in securing weight reduction in resistant cases, however concern about unknown long term effects associated with the gastric bypass surgery in very young patients is raised

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/health/obese-teenagers-bariatric-surgery.html