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Bariatric Surgery for Children
Use of Gastrointestinal Weight Loss Surgery to Reduce Obesity in Children
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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery - Adults & Children

Doctors are alarmed at how fast America's children are getting fat and obese. The number of overweight adolescents has tripled since the 1980s. Today, 15 percent of adolescents are overweight.

This contributes to a number of health problems, including diabetes, sleep apnea, orthopedic deformities as well as social problems.

A bariatric surgery operation costs about $25,000. Some insurance companies don't cover it because they consider it a cosmetic procedure; plus, the Food and Drug Administration has not approved the surgery for minors, making it even harder to get reimbursed.

Still, more and more people are turning to bariatric surgery.

In 1992, there were 16,200 bariatric surgeries, according to the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Last year, there were 63,100 operations and the count is expected to reach 100,000 this year. The figures only include operations performed by the society's members and it's unclear how many of the surgeries were done on minors.

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Weight Loss Surgery - Reminder
Gastrointestinal weight loss surgery is not an easy weight loss option. It's a serious surgical procedure whose long-term weight loss success depends on a patient's commitment to diet and behavior modification for life, along with exercise for weight control.

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