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Teens: The New Target for Bariatric Surgery

With gastric bypass surgeries multiplying by a factor of SIX over the past decade to more than 100,000 annually, it's quite discouraging to read that teenagers may be fueling some of that growth. Considering the endless health risks and a pricetag ranging from $30,000-40,000, is gastric bypass surgery worth it? Evidentially, despite the risks, some parents and their obese kids think so. Six major hospitals in the New York City area now offer such surgical options for obese teenagers,...

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