TITLE

Adult gastric banding: implication for adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Bauchner, Howard
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2006, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p871
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
22913560

 

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