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Pediatric Bariatric Surgery Resources for Healthcare Professionals

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to helping all healthcare professionals get the latest in pediatric bariatric surgery information to better your practice, learn about innovation in our program and improve outcomes for your patients.

Research articles and summaries

Research article

New research shows bariatric surgery can reverse the progression of type 2 diabetes in adolescents and that the earlier it's performed, the better.

Professional resources



PCORnet bariatric surgery research and outcomes

Severe obesity affects millions of adolescents today. Interventions such as diet, exercise and pharmacologic treatments have limited effectiveness for many, causing them to turn to bariatric surgery for treatment. In this video, surgeon Dr. Inge discusses the research findings of The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet) Bariatric Study – the largest study of its kind.

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and Google Play.

In this episode, we discuss adolescent bariatric surgery with Thomas Inge, MD, Director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Children's Colorado. Dr. Inge explains common medical indicators for successful candidates for bariatric surgery, suitable bariatric operations for adolescents and much more.

Pediatric bariatric surgery news

Obesity Facts

Effect of Obesity on Cognitive Function among School Adolescents

March 15, 2019

Childhood obesity contributes to the risk of numerous health problems and has become a major global health concern. This study aimed to establish the association between obesity and cognitive function among healthy school adolescents.

PLOS Medicine

Maternal body mass index, gestational weight gain, and the risk of overweight and obesity across childhood

February 11, 2019

Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain may have persistent effects on offspring fat development. However, it remains unclear whether these effects differ by severity of obesity, and whether these effects are restricted to the extremes of maternal body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain.

Pediatric Obesity

Low maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy increases the risk of childhood obesity

January 28, 2019

Vitamin D may modulate adipogenesis. However, limited studies have investigated the effect of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy on offspring adiposity or cardiometabolic parameters with inconclusive results.

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