Period 1 Digital Literacy By Alex Ewell
Teens have overly high expectations
The unrealized hardships
Next off, we have the hardships of these types of surgery that teens do not realize. There are still a considerable number of surgical complications in the study -- one in three patients’ required follow-up surgeries. “These teens are expected to keep the band for 60-plus years," says Dr. Jonathan Schoen, bariatric surgeon at the University of Colorado Hospital. He says the safety of the surgery is "something entirely unproven”. There is no doubt that bariatric surgery has a very important role in adolescent morbid obesity. However, which operation will provide the best and longest-term outcome is still a matter of much debate."
The FDA has only considered allowing these procedures for teens
Thus, the previously mentioned proves that that teens have overly high expectations with surgery, teens do not realize the hardships, or that the FDA has only considered allowing it for teens, thus proving that they should not use surgery as a solution to obesity. As stated these procedures are not for teens, and thus teens should not use them. This is why I find you should not use these procedures.