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Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

How we evaluate young adults considering bariatric surgery

Timothy R. Shope, MD, Chief, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery December 22, 2017

Nearly 200,000 people get bariatric surgery each year in the United States, and about 1,000 of them are teenagers. The…

Bariatric Surgery: More Than Weight Loss

Ivanesa Pardo, MD, Bariatric Surgery July 16, 2020

Some people still think of bariatric surgery solely as weight-loss surgery. But the benefits extend far beyond a leaner body….