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Weight Loss Surgery

Why Weight Loss Surgery?  

Because dieting and “medical” weight loss are so ineffective for the vast majority of teens who are extremely overweight, it has become increasingly important to consider how best to help them.

What we know from adults who have had weight loss surgery is that surgery can treat severe obesity. Weight loss surgery can provide an early and effective tool for the severely obese adolescent to help prevent serious health problems.

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Who Is a Good Candidate?

What Are the Surgical Options?

What Are the Major Risks for Adolescents?

What Is Life Like after Weight Loss Surgery?

Last Updated: 11/2013