Around six million obese teenagers are candidates for weight loss surgery, but fewer than 1,000 get it each year.
That means most remain at risk of complications from diabetes and high blood pressure. Doctors have been uncertain how well weight-loss surgery works for young patients, but a new study could provide some promising answers.
Today on All Sides, weight-loss operations for teens, and more.
Dr. Marc Michalsky, surgical director for the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dr. Jaclyn Marie Paskiet, Optometry specialist, Eye Surgical and Medical Care in Westerville
Jason Martinez, Clinical Pharmacist, Community Health and Wellness Partners