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Gastric Band Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents
Use of Stomach Band Weight Loss Surgery to Reduce Obesity in Teenagers
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Dolan and Fielding from Australia presented their experience with gastric banding in 20 adolescents.

The median age of their patient population was 17 years (range, 12-19 years). They found that BMI decreased from 44.7 kg/m2 to 30.2 kg/m2 after 24 months. They reported 2 complications: a slipped band and a leaking port. Although strong recommendations should not be made based on these preliminary data, this less-invasive and less-permanent procedure may have a role in the treatment of severe adolescent obesity.

 

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