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Should overweight kids have surgery to help losing weight?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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