Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

Compassionate, Effective Weight Loss Surgery for Obese Adolescents

Weight loss surgery is now accepted as the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. The empathetic specialists who provide bariatric surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian’s two children’s hospitals offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary surgical weight management program for obese adolescents. Our programs are among only a handful of U.S. centers approved to offer weight loss surgery to these young patients. Our centers’ experts include specialists in pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, nutrition, psychiatry, surgery, and other specialties who work together to help adolescents achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

We are dedicated to helping your child lose weight when conventional methods have been unsuccessful. Our surgical team has extensive experience in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and provides long-term care for patients in a supportive and caring environment. We offer:

  • Health and metabolic screening
  • Nutritional guidance, dietary management, and education
  • Individualized exercise programs
  • Laparoscopic weight loss surgery
  • Ongoing follow-up and support

As part of a consortium of major children's hospitals, we are also involved in research to carefully study the best uses and outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents.

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