Adolescent Bariatric Surgery: The Canadian Perspective Academic Article uri icon

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  • Canada faces a similar epidemic of obesity in their adolescent population as other Western countries. However, the development of programs to treat obesity and manage its sequelae has evolved in a unique way. This is in part due to differences in health care funding, population distribution, public demand, and availability of expertise and resources. In this article, we will describe the evolution of adolescent bariatric care in Canada and describe the current programs and future directions. The focus will be on the province of Ontario, the site of the first adolescent bariatric program in the country.


  • Davies, Dafydd A
  • Hamilton, Jill
  • Dettmer, Elizabeth
  • Birken, Catherine
  • Jeffery, Allison
  • Hagen, John
  • Anvari, Mehran
  • Langer, Jacob C

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  • February 2014