Long-term follow-up and the role of surgery in adolescents with morbid obesity.

@article{Barnett2005LongtermFA,
  title={Long-term follow-up and the role of surgery in adolescents with morbid obesity.},
  author={Sean J. Barnett and Christopher Jeff Stanley and Melanie Hanlon and Robert D. Acton and Daniel A. Saltzman and Sayeed Ikramuddin and Henry Buchwald},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={
          394-8
        }
}
PURPOSE Obesity has become a health-care crisis in the United States. Adolescent obesity is now one of the most common childhood disorders, with 4.7 million American adolescents having a body mass index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile. Most patients do not respond to diet modification or exercise programs and attention is now turning toward surgery as a source of weight loss in adolescents. Few studies have looked at the overall morbidity and mortality of weight loss surgery in this… CONTINUE READING

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