Recommendation ID
What are the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery in children and young people with obesity?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Monitoring of obesity comorbidities (respiratory problems, atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemia, fatty liver disease, psychological sequelae) in children and young people with obesity is limited because of the lack of dedicated tier 3/4 paediatric obesity services in the UK. Centralised collection of cohort data is lacking in the UK when compared with elsewhere in Europe (Flechtner-Mors 2013) and the USA (Must 2012). Current data on longer-term outcomes (more than 5 years) in young people undergoing bariatric surgery are also sparse (Lennerz 2014, Black 2013), demonstrating a need for research in this area.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Obesity: identification, assessment and management
Date issued
November 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 22/12/2014