Our society devotes significant resources to battle adolescent obesity, yet we are clearly not winning. Much of this support has been directed toward school- and community-based programs, with a goal of changing diet and exercise patterns.1 Despite this commitment, barriers to effective treatment of adolescent obesity persist, including slow recognition by referring physicians that bariatric surgery can be an effective treatment for some children with obesity.
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