Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for the Adolescent Patient: Long-Term Results
Obesity Surgery, 06/01/2012
Nijhawan S et al. – The long–term data demonstrate that laparoscopic RYGBP is a safe and effective operation for morbidly obese adolescents, in the proper setting. Authors advocate that surgical intervention be recommended for this population using the same NIH guidelines used for adults.Methods
- This is a retrospective, descriptive study of prospectively collected data over 10 years.
- Twenty–five adolescents between the ages of 14 and 18 years underwent laparoscopic Roux–en–Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) using a standard technique by a single surgeon with follow–up of at least 5 years.
- Twenty of the 25 patients were available for follow–up from 5 to 10 years after their operation.
- Average BMI preop/postop was 45.7/28.6 kg/m2.
- Average percentage of excess body weight loss was 77.7 %.
- Average BMI change was 17.1.