Weight Loss Surgery Rate Increases Among Teens, But Use Of Procedure Still Uncommon In Adolescents

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... The number of adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss more than tripled between 2000 and 2003, but bariatric surgery in adolescents remains an uncommonly performed procedure, and teens represent less than 1 percent of patients having such procedures, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...