Weight Loss Surgery for Children

Several studies said that weight loss surgery should only be considered for severely obese children in the highest five percent of BMI. Weight loss surgery is on the rise for adults, but it can also be used as the last resort for children who are suffering from extreme obesity.

Children who have already tried using non-invasive methods but not experience significant results can lose their weight by considering weight loss surgeries. Several researchers advice that parents and health care providers should encourage lifestyle changes for their children who are suffering from severe obesity, prior choosing more drastic procedures such as bariatric surgery.

For children who are undergoing bariatric surgery, the risks of the surgery and long-term safety and effectiveness in children remain mostly unknown. Childhood obesity can lead to most severe health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure and abnormal blood fats.

For adults, bariatric surgery has been proven as an effective option to lose weight, but for children there is little data available on the safety and effectiveness of the surgery. Scientists advised that surgery should only be considered for children who have a body mass index above 50 and have severe health complication due to excess weight.

Researchers finally stated that prevention and policies should encourage children to improve the diet and maintain an active lifestyle.

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18. May 2013 18:09 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

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The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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