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Thomas Inge, MD, PhD

About the Author Thomas Inge, MD, PhD

Thomas Inge, MD, PhD, is the surgical director for the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens and the director of the Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation. He has authored or co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, mostly related to minimally-invasive surgery and pediatric obesity. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2005 to conduct clinical research related to pediatric obesity, endocrinology, and bariatric surgery.


  1. […] have published reviews and their own unique findings on this topic. Dr. Inge recently wrote a blog post explaining exactly how this procedure can potentially help counteract the miscommunication between […]

  2. I have HyOb from a Craniopharyngioma that was removed 2 years ago and have since more than doubled my weight. I have tried diet after diet after diet and nothing has worked. I am soon going to start the Atkins diet. This article explains perfectly how I feel and how I am treated. Thank you.

    Cade Larsen - March 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm Reply
    1. What you describe is exactly what has happened to our son, Henry. He was diagnosed and had surgery for a Craniopharyngioma two years ago and has doubled his weight (75 to 150). Now at 12 years of age, we’re thinking we need to do something more substantial than just trying to watch what he eats and encouraging him to exercise. This is a difficult problem requiring an intentional, focused, organized, persistent, dedicated, and intense response. Surgery may be the only way.

      Dan Gallagher - June 16, 2014 at 10:18 am Reply
  3. I also have been Dx with HyOB after I had brain hemorrhage due to possible AVM. I was 28 yr at the time working as exercise physiologist never weighting more than 125-128lbs. In less than 6mo I was up to 180lbs starving myself even though I just wanted to eat and exercise even more than I ever did already. Still didn’t matter, I had doctor after doctor tell me it was my fault and I wasn’t exercising enough and eating right. I became severely insulin resistant. After about 2yrs I finally had a doctor tell me he thinks I had HyOB. My age was a big factor in being over looked in this process. I continue to deal with the weight on difference medications, I changed my career as I felt that impacted and hope awareness is made known especially for all these children.

    Rachel - June 18, 2014 at 10:49 pm Reply
  4. is the symptom always extreme hunger? I am not hungry or eating more but still gaining after surgery.

    cara - September 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply
  5. Hi

    What does the future look like after this procedure in say 2-5 years time? Have any of the patients reviewed gained their weight back?
    I’m also wondering why this procedure is a last resort? Because if diet and exercise don’t work and to my knowledge there are no successful drugs developed yet… Wouldn’t this surgery be more beneficial from the start rather than waiting until the patient is considerably overweight? I ask because my niece is suffering from this and her weight gain is very rapid (30kg in 6 months and still rising) and the pain/pressure on her young body has increased immensely.
    Also have there been any adverse side effects with this procedure?

    Thank you

    Stephanie Rowe - October 7, 2014 at 6:17 am Reply

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