IPEG Guidelines for Surgical Treatment of Extremely Obese Adolescents

December 2008
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques;Dec2008, Vol. 18 Issue 6, pxiv
Academic Journal
The article presents International Pharmaco-EEG Group (IPEG) guidelines for surgical treatment of extremely obese adolescents. These guidelines aim to direct surgeons who are thinking of using bariatric surgery for adolescents. The decision for conducting bariatric surgery must be based on a patient's obesity-related comorbid conditions, physiologic and psychological maturation and family support structures.


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