Bariatric Surgery for Teens on the Rise

December 27th, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

A new study shows a dramatic increase in bariatric surgery for adolescents. The procedures have changed with an increase in gastric banding and a decrease in gastric bypass. Side effects and mortality remain small in this study of academic medical centers. Increasing utilization of laparoscopic gastric bandi… [Am Surg. 2011] – PubMed – NCBI