When is surgical intervention considered in the treatment of adolescent obesity?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Various bariatric surgical procedures have been used in adults and some adolescents (in most centers, patients ≥ 15 y) with a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40 kg/m2 or weight exceeding 100% of ideal body weight (IBW).


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