Saving Obese Children Surgically?

This Sunday‚Äôs New York Times has an article that took my breath away. It follows the journey of a teenage girl who opts for the lap band in order to cure her of morbid obesity. The story is heart wrenching in every way, from the sad fact that a teenage girl would weigh close to 300 pounds to the ultimate failure of the device and our medical system. Currently Allergan is trying to get the FDA to to allow it to market the Lap-Band to patients as young as 14. …