Bariatric surgery in monogenic and syndromic forms of obesity.

  title={Bariatric surgery in monogenic and syndromic forms of obesity.},
  author={Aayed R Alqahtani and Mohamed O Elahmedi and Yara A Alqahtani},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  volume={23 1},
Currently, no topic is more controversial in bariatric surgery than performing these procedures on children with monogenic and syndromic forms of obesity. The medical community and the caregivers of those patients are struggling to find a solution that can alleviate their suffering and save their life. In all forms of obesity, dieting and physical activity do not result in significant weight loss and is associated with a high rate of weight regain. Additionally, effective medical therapy is not… CONTINUE READING
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