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Is Bariatric Surgery Appropriate for Adolescents?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask DNSc, RN, FAAN, FACCE; Little, Jovette MS, RN; West, Deborah BA

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: January/February 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 1 - p 6–7
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3182718108
ONGOING COLUMN: Second Opinion

Is bariatric surgery a viable option for severely obese adolescents?

Jovette Little is Assistant Nurse Manager at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY. She can be reached e-mail at jlittlern23@gmail.com.

Deborah West is a Nursing Student at NYU College of Nursing, New York, NY. She can be reached e-mail at dw1311@nyu.edu.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Judy Beal. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: DrKatieRN@hotmail.com. Dr. Beal can be reached via 2nd e-mail at: judy.beal@simmons.edu

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.