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Options for a Healthier Future

“I feel as though I have a whole new life.” Sydney Lewis, 16-year-old bariatric patient, suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome—a hormonal disorder that causes weight gain, pelvic pain, and infertility. Lewis said, “There were times when I’d be more

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Is Bariatric Surgery an Option for Obese Adolescents?

Aliayha Carrasco-Garcia tried diet and exercise alone in her weight-loss efforts. Nothing helped her lose the weight. Standing at 5-foot-2 and carrying 240 pounds, bariatric surgery was her best option. Aliayha is different than most bariatric patients. She more