Adult gastric banding: implication for adolescents

Bauchner, Howard
October 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2006, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p871
Academic Journal
The article summarizes a study on adult gastric banding and its implications for adolescents, as published in a 2006 issue of the "Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine." It is recommended that morbidly obese postpubertal adolescents should consider surgery. They should also undergo medical and psychological evaluations to assess their suitability for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.


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