Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe in children, adolescents

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty was found to be safe and effective in children and adolescents with obesity, according to data published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.“We incorporated [endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty] into our standardized pediatric bariatric clinical pathway with a few modifications,” Aayed Alqahtani, MD, FRCSC, FACS, an associate professor of surgery at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and colleagues wrote. “Patients were offered enrollment in our pediatric weight loss program if their BMI was higher than the 95th percentile forRead More

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