Bariatric surgery decision making challenges: the stability of teens’ decisions and the treatment failure paradox

@article{Woolford2012BariatricSD,
  title={Bariatric surgery decision making challenges: the stability of teens’ decisions and the treatment failure paradox},
  author={Susan J Woolford and Sarah J. Clark and Bethany J. Sallinen and James D. Geiger and Gary Lee Freed},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={455-460}
}
Criteria for adolescent bariatric surgery include failure of ≥6 months of organized weight loss attempts. We wished to explore whether adolescents, initially wanting surgery, change their mind during a 6-month weight loss program and how many meet the treatment failure criterion. A retrospective chart review of adolescents enrolled in a weight loss program between 3/2007 and 2/2009. Twenty-one (13 % of total patients) initially wanted bariatric surgery. Most were Medicaid enrollees (70… CONTINUE READING

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