Increasing utilization of laparoscopic gastric banding in the adolescent: data from academic medical centers, 2002-2009.

@article{Nguyen2011IncreasingUO,
  title={Increasing utilization of laparoscopic gastric banding in the adolescent: data from academic medical centers, 2002-2009.},
  author={Ninh Tuan Nguyen and Farah Karipineni and Hossein Masoomi and Kelly Laugenour and Kevin M. Reavis and Samuel F. Hohmann and Esteban Varela},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 11},
  pages={1510-4}
}
Bariatric surgery in the adolescent continues to be a controversial topic. This study compared the utilization and perioperative outcomes of adolescent bariatric surgery performed at academic centers from 2002 to 2006 versus 2007 to 2009. We obtained data from the University HealthSystem Consortium for all adolescent patients (ages 12-18 years) who… CONTINUE READING