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should teenagers receive weight loss surgery?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Last resort: To prevent complications of morbid obesity. They should try everything else first--dietary modification, psychiatrist, exercise, and of course medical evaluation to exclude any medical causes. You need to weight its potential benefits v. Risks both long and short term for every surgical procedure. This is different for every person, so you need to get professional advice from your doctor.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Weight loss for teen: That's a tough question. Yes we do operate on teens, but usually no younger than 16 and only after proving they have physically matured and an extensive psychosocial and medical evaluation. I have many patients that were teens at surgery and are in their 20's now. They are extremely happy. For the right teen, it can be the best thing that has ever happened to them.

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