Morbid Obesity in Adolescents

Conservative Treatment and Surgical Approaches

  • Kurt Widhalm
  • Gerhard Prager

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wolfgang Siegfried, Thomas Reinehr
    Pages 21-26
  3. Birgit Jödicke, Susanna Wiegand
    Pages 41-53
  4. Andrea Willfort-Ehringer, Michael E. Gschwandtner
    Pages 55-65
  5. Oliver Helk, Kurt Widhalm
    Pages 83-91
  6. Karl Miller
    Pages 93-99
  7. Gerhard Prager, M. Poglitsch, F. Langer
    Pages 101-116
  8. Carl-Erik Flodmark
    Pages 117-138
  9. Kurt Widhalm, Oliver Helk, Gerhard Prager
    Pages 139-144
  10. Elisabeth Ardelt-Gattinger, Susanne Ring-Dimitriou, Sabine Dämon, Markus Meindl, Karl Miller, Mirjam Neubauer et al.
    Pages 159-171
  11. Martin Fried, Karin Dolezalova, Petra Sramkova
    Pages 173-181
  12. Thomas Reinehr
    Pages 183-192

About this book


As the worldwide prevalence of morbid obesity among adolescents continues to rise, recent years have seen a large increase in the performance of adolescent bariatric surgery. While surgical intervention often becomes necessary when conservative weight-loss therapies have failed, no standards regarding the post-operative regimen and long-term management of adolescent patients have been established. Thus, the treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities requires a multidisciplinary approach, taking into account epidemiological, clinical, nutritional, and genetic aspects of morbid obesity in the pediatric age group.

This volume discusses both conventional therapy and surgical options for morbid obesity in the pediatric age group. In the first part, obesity-related diseases, genetics, and psychological factors are analyzed. The second part focuses on current bariatric surgery procedures, including dietary restrictions and guidelines to prevent nutritional deficiencies common after surgery. Therefore, the book will prove an invaluable resource for pediatricians, surgeons, nutritionists, dieticians, and all other health professionals who treat adolescent obesity.


Adolescent bariatric surgery Adolescent obesity Bariatric surgery Morbid obesity Nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Widhalm
    • 1
  • Gerhard Prager
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics Head, Division Nutrition and MetabolismMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-0967-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-0968-7
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