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What kinds of weight loss surgeries are appropriate for teens?

The most common procedure performed in children and adults for weight loss surgery is laparoscopic sleeve surgery.

Three kinds of weight loss surgeries are approprite for teens: gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and duodenal switch.

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