Dr. Shyam Dahiya describes the age at which patients can undergo bariatric surgery and why sexual maturity is important when determining if a young person is ready for the procedure.
There is no absolute method set up. The rough guideline we use that you have to be sexually mature and you have to be, as far as your bone growth and all that, fully mature from that. Brain we know develops long time before that. The accepted ages on that one is 15 or so for the females and about 18 for boys. By 18, we pretty much know how tall we are going to be, and we are sexually mature. And same thing in the girls; by 15 they know how tall they are going to be, and they are sexually mature, and at that time, you know, that’s sort of the guideline that we all follow. And since the adolescent obesity is also up on the rise, so these do become important guidelines.
About Dr. Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D.:
Leading a multi-disciplinary team of experts at Doctor Bariatric is board-certified Shyam L. Dahiya, M.D. who brings more than 20 years of experience in general and trauma surgery. As a general and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Dahiya has performed numerous innovative bariatric surgeries including the Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars
Expert: Dr. Shyam Dahiya, Shyam Dahiya, M.D., Dr. Dahiya, Doctor Dahiya, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Dahiya
Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery Revisions