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Yes, there is a place for bariatric surgery (and paediatric surgeons) in childhood obesity
  1. Niall Jones
  1. Niall Jones, St. George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK; niallmartinjones{at}

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I commend Dr Shield and colleagues for their multidisciplinary obesity service for children and adolescents over the past 9 years and I am delighted that a bariatric surgeon is now part of the team.1 Long-term results are still awaited to prove the benefits of this approach to weight loss in teenagers, but short-term evidence is very promising as the authors have pointed out.

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