Abstract| Volume 12, ISSUE 7, SUPPLEMENT , S79-S80, August 2016

Weight loss following bariatric surgery in young female patients

      Rates of obesity are increasing rapidly among young patients and nonsurgical methods of treating this epidemic are largely ineffective in this population. Bariatric surgery has proved to be safe and effective even in prepubertal children for weight loss and resolution of obesity associated comorbidities such as diabetes. However, these benefits have to be weighed against the risks of bariatric surgery including operative complications and post-operative micronutrient deficiencies. There is a scarcity of literature examining weight loss over time associated with bariatric surgery in young patients as compared to their older counterparts.
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