Who is getting weight loss surgery – and which surgery do they choose?

We all know that weight loss surgery is helping patients across the demographic spectrum, but a new study in the journal Pediatrics notes a sharp increase in the number of white, adolescent girls undergoing weight loss surgery.
Why more white girls? Not sure about that, but we are more interested in the increased use of Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in this population segment.
The study also indicated patients whose procedures were covered by private health insurance were more likely to undergo the older Roux-en-Y procedure, while self-pay patients were more apt to choose the adjustable band.
What does this say about private health insurance and coverage of weight loss surgery?