Pediatric Pearls: Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents
A 14-year-old boy with obesity presents to his pediatrician's office to discuss options for weight loss. He has had class 3 obesity for the majority of his life. His comorbid obstructive sleep apnea is causing fatigue and moodiness, making it difficult to perform well in school. He asks if there are any other options for weight loss that he has not yet tried.
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Scott T. Vergano, MD, is a pediatrician in the Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk Virginia.