Bariatric Surgery for Children

Obesity has become one of the serious health concerns in children and adolescents. Children who are obese or overweight are more likely to be overweight or obese as an adult. Obese children are more likely to affect with health problems that usually begin in adulthood. When those health issues begin in childhood, they will become more severe when your child becomes an adult.

Usually, obese children have poor self-esteem, depression and low grades in schools. When adults have bariatric surgery, they will usually lose greater amount of weight. Greater reduction in their weight can helps with better diabetes control, fewer sleep problems, lower blood pressure and also lower cholesterol.

After undergoing the bariatric surgery, your child will:

·         Have a smaller stomach pouch

·         Feel full or satisfied even with less food

·         Not able to consume food just like before

Weight loss surgery can help teens to get into their desired weight. Gastric bypass surgery is the most often used form of weight loss surgery for teens in US. Adjustable gastric banding is also another type of weight loss procedure. Both these surgeries are conducted by making 5-6 small cuts on the stomach. This procedure is known as laparoscopic surgery.

Is bariatric surgery right for all the children?

Children who have BMI of 35 or higher and also have serious health conditions related to obesity, such as diabetes, sleep apnea, severe liver inflammation due to excess body fat, and pseudotumor cerebri can undergo bariatric surgery

Children who have BMI of 40 or higher and have serious health conditions related to obesity, such as high cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea can undergo bariatric surgery.

Teenage bodies are still developing and changing. With the rapid weight loss after the surgery, they should be careful about the vitamins and nutrients their bodies require. Children who underwent weight loss surgery should take certain vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of their life.

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18. April 2013 07:52 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

About Bariatric Care Center

The Bariatric Care Center is dedicated to the holistic approach to morbid obesity. We believe that surgery is only a small fraction of the whole process of losing weight and a powerful tool when used appropriately. In order to achieve that, our team includes a specialized panel in Psychiatry, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.

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