Bariatric Surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome

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Bariatric Surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome

What is Prader Willi Syndrome?

Prader Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder appear from birth that has the probability of about 1 in 15,000 children to get this disorder. A child gets two copies of the chromosome 15, one from each parent when he is born. In babies with Prader Willi Syndrome, the paternal chromosome 15 is either partially or fully not present, sometimes being replaced by another copy of the maternal chromosome 15.

Bariatric Surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome

Bariatric Surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome

Symptoms and Risks of Prader Willi Syndrome

  • Hypotonia (weak muscle growth) during infancy, reduced muscle growth and shortness of height
  • Excessive eating and persistent feelings of hunger during childhood, which could possibly lead to other issues such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiac problems
  • Lack or delay in sexual developments such as developing of genitals, puberty and fertility issues
  • Behavioral issues and compulsive actions and learning disabilities
  • Usually, the physical appearance of someone with Prader Willi Syndrome would include a slender forehead, almond-shaped eyes and albinism, short stature and remarkably small hands and feet

What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is a procedure where a small portion of the stomach is either removed or adjusted in some way.

There are three types of Bariatric surgery: adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. The purpose of all of these procedures is to make the patient feel full by eating less food by reducing the size of the stomach.

Bariatric Surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome

Prader Willi Syndrome is not a life-threatening condition in itself but it is the resulted excessive eating which could cause obesity which is the main concern as it could lead to a whole list of other diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases.

Through a Bariatric surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome, the symptom of obesity is reduced by controlling the calorie absorption level in the body.

Parents of children with Prader Willi Syndrome must be careful in choosing the lifestyle for their children and in making sure that their child consumes a healthy and balanced diet. Someone with Prader Willi Syndrome would have the capacity to eat up to 3-6 times a typical person would.

For children that do grow up to be obese, one of the options is Bariatric surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome. This would help them lose weight and most importantly, help curb other life-altering diseases obesity could cause.


  • Helps in relatively quick and efficient weight loss
  • Helps fight life-altering diseases
  • This surgery has been effective on obese children who were suffering without being able to mingle with other children
  • Some studies have shown the mental health of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to also have improved


  • Can be quite expensive depending on the place you choose to do the Bariatric surgery for Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Patients chosen for bariatric surgery must fit certain specific criteria, for instance should not be having high level of other complications relating to Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Could cause minor or (rare, but possible) major complications after surgery, including digestive issues, bleeding, or other life-threatening diseases, etc.