Should a 340-Pound Teen Have Gastric Bypass?

Aired on 02/04/2008 | CC tv-pg
In 2008, The Oprah Show went behind the scenes as high school senior Nathaniel embarked on a weight loss journey via gastric bypass surgery. At 340 pounds, the teen had been suffering from joint pain, sleep apnea and diabetes. Later, his pediatric surgeon Dr. Mary Brandt joins Oprah to discuss the implications of performing such a drastic procedure on someone as young as Nathaniel.