Laparoscopic gastric banding in morbidly obese adolescents.

  title={Laparoscopic gastric banding in morbidly obese adolescents.},
  author={Kevin A Dolan and Lisa Creighton and George H Hopkins and George Fielding},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={13 1},
BACKGROUND 4% of adolescents in the U.S.A. are obese, 80% of whom will become obese adults. Obesity in adolescence is associated with increased mortality and morbidity in adulthood. Is laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding a safe and effective method of weight loss in morbidly obese adolescents? METHODS Since 1996, data has been prospectively collected on all patients undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) by a single surgeon. Patients are reviewed at 6 and 12… CONTINUE READING