Short-term results in 53 US obese pediatric patients treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.

@article{Nadler2007ShorttermRI,
  title={Short-term results in 53 US obese pediatric patients treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.},
  author={Evan P. Nadler and Heekoung Allison Youn and Howard B. Ginsburg and Christine J. Ren and George A. Fielding},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={137-41; discussion 141-2}
}
BACKGROUND Obesity in the adolescent population has reached epidemic proportions. Although diet and behavior modification can help a minority of teenagers, most of these patients go on to become obese adults. Recently, surgical intervention for morbid obesity has gained increasing support. To date, this has only included gastric bypass procedures. However… CONTINUE READING