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Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery, but further study is needed to determine whether it's better than nonsurgical options.
Appendicitis may be caused by undetermined viral infection or infections.
According to US researchers, hospital-appointed bariatric surgery "centers of excellence" suffer as many complications and fatalities from weight-loss procedures as other medical facilities engaging in these operations, Reuters accounted on Monday.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.