Should overweight kids have surgery to help losing weight?

No. There are times surgery is indicated for many medical conditions...Appendicitis, trauma, cleft lips, broken bones, tumors etc. I am a believer that we should not mess with what god gave us unless medically indicated like above... And surgery to help one lose weight fits firmly in that category. I d o not think you could find a surgeon to do the bariatric procedure on a child. There are other ways.