Outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents.

@article{Bondada2011OutcomesOB,
  title={Outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents.},
  author={Sandhya Bondada and Howard C Jen and Daniel A Deugarte},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={552-6}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The review summarizes the recent studies of bariatric surgery outcomes in adolescents. RECENT FINDINGS Randomized prospective studies demonstrate superior weight loss, resolution of comorbidities, and improvement in quality of life in morbidly obese adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery vs. lifestyle changes alone. The enthusiasm for laparoscopic adjustable banding (LAGB) has been tempered by high reoperation rates. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a promising… CONTINUE READING

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