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Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy safe in children with severe obesity

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March 13, 2017

AUTHORS:

Speer AL, Parekh J, Qureshi FG, Nadler EP.

BACKGROUND:

The obesity epidemic continues to affect millions of children and adolescents. Non-surgical options do not result in significant or sustained weight loss; thus bariatric surgery has become increasingly utilized. Limited data exist regarding safety for paediatric bariatric surgery, especially outside of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded centres. ...

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