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Bariatric surgery can give teens new life
USA Today

Tipping the scales at more than 400 pounds, Keenan Henderson knew he was overweight. But the teen thought bariatric surgery was too drastic a step for someone his age. “I didn’t think it was for me, just because I was 17,” he said. “Thinking about doing something that would completely alter my life at 17 was big.” But after he attended a seminar on the procedure with his sister, his interest was piqued. And in August 2010, he had the surgery. He hasn’t regretted it.