18. Current guidelines for surgery are a minimum age of 18. Although there are centers across the country that are doing bariatric surgery for adolescents.
14. We require a person be finished with puberty and they have the desire to change eating and more than.
15 is youngest . Usually, we try to wait until the bone growth has stopped. We take xrays of the knee bones to verify. Of course, it is more important to have a good psychological assessment to address all potential issues. The type of surgery depends on the situation. More recently, it seems that the gastric sleeve is preferred for this young population.