he Issue of Bariatric Surgery in Teenagers

  • António Chiado Assistente de Cirurgia Geral da Unidade de Cirurgia Geral (Coordenador: Dr. João Raposo) do Hospital Pulido Valente do Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Assistente Convidado da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (U.N.L.) Cirurgia I - Portugal
  • Andreia Martins Aluna do 6º Ano do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (U.N.L.) Cirurgia III - Portugal
  • Catarina Macedo Aluna do 6º Ano do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (U.N.L.) Cirurgia III - Portugal

Abstract

Obesity in childhood and adolescence is an alarming and rising public health issue, as its prevalence has increased substantially in recent decades. Parallel to the increase of the body mass index (BMI), there is also a rise of medical and psychosocial comorbidities, which carries a lower quality of life. Modification of lifestyle in order to revert obesity is considered the cornerstone of treatment. However, its efficiency is limited, whereat bariatric surgery has become increasingly an option of treatment. Unlike adult bariatric sur- gery, adolescent bariatric surgery lacks reflexion. Our goal is discuss actual recommendations (assessment, selection, surgery treatment and monitoring).

Keywords: Adolescents Obesity; Bariatric Surgery; Weight Loss Surgery; Guidelines. 

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Published
2012-12-31
How to Cite
CHIADO, António; MARTINS, Andreia; MACEDO, Catarina. he Issue of Bariatric Surgery in Teenagers. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 23, p. 45-56, dec. 2012. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/26>. Date accessed: 14 june 2024.
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Opinion Article