Understanding Bariatric Sleeve Gastrectomy for Obese Teens

Is your teen obese? If he or she is, what are you going to do about it? Most of us, at least in today’s economy, are unable to set aside $20,000 for a bariatric surgery procedure like sleeve gastrectomy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from going abroad for the same surgery. Doing so can save you up to half on costs. Does this mean settling for less skills, expertise or experience? Not at all.

First, however, learn more about sleeve gastrectomy for teens. For example, check out these guidelines for bariatric surgery for those less than 18 years of age:

  • You must try for at least 6 months to lose weight on your own under the advice of your pediatrician or family doctor.
  • You may have a BMI (body mass index) over 40, with a serious weight-related issue
  • You may have a BMI of over 50 with less severe obesity-related issues

Getting your child’s weight back on track may save their life. Obesity related conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and metabolic and orthopedic conditions have a direct and negative effect on your teen’s future health and wellness, not to mention quality  of life.

Money should not be the deciding factor in anyone’s health and wellness. Nearly half of patients who receive sleeve gastrectomy procedures in locations such as Mexico come from the United States. Find out more about gastric sleeve procedures for teens. Visit, an international medical resource and provider based in Denver, Colorado.




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