Obesity Surgery: March 2007 Archives

obesity surgery Weight loss surgery--more specifically referred to as bariatric surgery and gastric bypass surgery --has been the big buzz word in treating morbidly obese adults for several years now. But can it help--or would it harm--severely overweight teens?

Although one of these popular procedures, gastric banding -- or “lap banding,” as it is commonly known-- has been an accepted practice in controlling weight in obese adults since 2001, the Food and Drug Administration has been reluctant to approve it for the treatment of childhood obesity.

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This page is a archive of entries in the Obesity Surgery category from March 2007.

Obesity Surgery: February 2007 is the previous archive.

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