Can You Consider Weight Loss Surgery For Children?

Now the weight loss surgery is also being offered to the children who are suffering from obesity. This is considered as a last solution when all other procedures to lose excess weight have not succeeded. Very rarely surgery is recommended for obese children.

The surgeons who have to perform the surgery have stressed in way to consider the candidate for weight loss surgery, the child must understand the entire process of surgery including pros and cons. And also the child who is undergoing the surgery must have to cope with all the implications of the weight loss surgery such as lifestyle and also diet changes in order to follow up the physician appointments.

It is better to perform this surgery at the age of 15 or 17, since at this age children can mature enough in order to cope with the pre-operative and post-operative care schedule. It is necessary that the parents have to involve in each and every case from the starting.

This surgery involves placing elastic or else a gastric band at the upper end of the stomach which will cause an individual to feel fuller after having very small quantity of food. Usually this type of surgery will result in an exciting weight loss.

Post-operative care will include a very restricted diet regimen. The patient can start from liquids and then gradually progress to pureed food, and then lastly solid food in small quantities. Every month post-operative appointments will take place, and also exercise is a part of strict regime.

Patients and also doctors stress that this procedure is not easy. Only it should be undertaken when children’s excess weight can’t be lost with exercise and diet. Before having bariatric surgery, children are assessed by healthcare providers for at least six months.

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28. May 2012 10:58 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

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