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The Recovery Room

You understand health. But do you understand medicine?

Making sense of modern medicine, The Recovery Room is an audio conversation with experts in surgery, medicine, ethics, and public health about the latest developments in medicine and health care.

It can be frightening and intimidating when you or a loved one requires surgery or treatment of disease. The Recovery Room host and surgical oncologist  Frederick L. (“Rick”) Greene, MD, FACS, helps you navigate the complex world of modern medicine. From breakthroughs in research and treatment to policy changes and ethical debates, The Recovery Room brings you to the front lines of medical practice and innovation.

The first 18 episodes of the show, which originally aired in 2010 are now online and can be downloaded as podcasts.

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Released May 21, 2015

Episode 026: Children and Bariatric Surgery

Approximately 17 percent of the pediatric and adolescent populations are considered obese.1 Obesity in children is related to other maladies including diabetes, hypertension, liver disease and cardiac ailments. Weight loss surgical procedures have been shown to be effective and can reduce the associated illnesses brought on by obesity in adults. But should these same strategies also be used to treat obesity in children? In this episode of The Recovery Room, host Dr. Rick Greene addresses these issues with guest Marc P. Michalsky, MD, FACS, director of bariatric surgery and surgical director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

1 Feldstein AE, Patton-Ku D, Boutelle KN. Obesity, Nutrition and Liver Disease in Children. Clinics in liver disease. 2014;18(1):219-231.

Support for this episode was provided by the American College of Surgeons.