The team at LIMARP International Center of Excellence for Obesity offers adolescent bariatric surgery in Tijuana, MX. While the surgery itself is the same for patients of any age, surgical procedures of any kind for your child can be stressful. Dr. Liza Maria Pompa González works closely and carefully with both patients and parents to help adolescents safely achieve a healthy weight.
Bariatric surgery in adolescence is weight loss surgery for patients that are below 18 years old. These are patients that have tried dieting, have tried medications. The pediatrician sends them to resolve the excess weight, but also vulnerabilities for chronic diseases. While the risks and benefits of the bariatric surgery in this group of patients is basically the same in any group of patients, but the surgery should be very well indicated and the patients should be well-prepared. So it's probably a procedure of 30 minutes, 1 hour in the OR. And the recovery is a quick recovery, two days in the hospital, and they can start their activities one week after.