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Can teenagers get bariatric surgery?

Teenagers shouldn't have bariatric surgery until at least the age of 18, says bariatric surgeon John L. Coon, MD, FACS, of Riverside Community Hospital. In this video, he explains why patients should be older before getting irreversible treatments.

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