The Push for Earlier Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents With Severe Obesity.

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Date: June 8, 2021
Publisher: American Medical Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 59 words

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A movement is trying to convince pediatricians and families in the U.S. to discuss bariatric surgery options as soon as patients with obesity meet the criteria for the procedures, regardless of age. Observational data showing safety and efficacy in younger adolescents could help provide an opportunity for preteens who meet body mass index and comorbidity criteria for bariatric surgery.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A671567511