Pediatric General Surgery in the News

Putting the Squeeze on Fat with New Weight-Loss Surgery for Teen - May 22, 2006
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford became the first California children’s hospital to perform a laparoscopic gastric band surgery on an adolescent. The reversible, minimally invasive procedure offers an alternative to gastric bypass surgery to obese teens struggling with major medical complications related to their excess weight.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Is First California Pediatric Hospital to Perform Bariatric Surgery - November 16, 2004
Surgeons at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford performed the first bariatric surgery at a California children’s hospital, signaling that morbidly obese teens in the state will now receive care at an institution designed to address their special needs.