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Adolescent Surgery

5 Ways Weight loss Surgery is Even More Important for Teens

Obesity in children and teens in the US has grown considerably in recent years. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% in children and adolescents aged 2-19 years, with about 13.7 million children and adolescents experiencing obesity. The traditional formula of diet and exercise is not a […]

Gastric Sleeve rules: using the sleeve for weight loss success

Bariatric surgery is the best tool available for people with obesity that want a better lifestyle, increase years to their lives and look forward to being their very best selves. Sadly, since surgery does pretty much all the work during the first months and weight loss is easily achieved regardless…

Teenage Bariatric Surgery… Why?… How?

Morbid obesity is strongly associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is rapidly becoming the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. This epidemic is not limited to adults. An increasing number of children and adolescents are being affected. In view of the significant adverse health effects of…

Mexican and Latin Teens and Children are in Danger!

Obesity in children and teenage Mexicans Obesity has grown so fast worldwide that in just 30 years it is now considered a global public health issue. It is estimated that on 2020 half the diseases that affect the population will be diet related. Excess body volume it’s not exclusively an…

Teenager on Bariatrics and its Risks…

Teenagers and bariatrics In today’s lifestyle, obesity is on the rise, be it for little time for exercise, poor nutrition choices (fast and processed food, high fat intake), among others. Many persons are being affected by this. One demographic that suffers greatly from this condition are teenagers. Approximately 12.5 million…

The Lap Band for Teens and Adolescents

The gastric lapband has a promising future for special patients. Now that more than a decade of experience has passed and after perfecting this technique, the procedure has been proven to be safe and effective. This opens new possibilities in its application for weight loss in various arenas. One of…