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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me can a 13 year old get a gastric bypass?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Doubt it: I have heard of some bariatric centers offering some weight control surgery to kids as young as 16, but not younger. These limits are subject to change over time as the treatment standards evolve.
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