Weight Loss Surgery in Adolescents
Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital have performed weight loss surgery on over 250 adolescent patients since 2006.
Weight loss surgery is now accepted as the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. Successful weight loss often results in improvement or resolution of obesity-related health problems such as pre-diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and cholesterol abnormalities. The Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery (CABS), which opened at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in 2006, has evaluated over 500 adolescents for weight loss surgery.
This multidisciplinary program for weight management includes experts in pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, nutrition, mental health, surgery, and other specialties. Because the program integrates physicians with long expertise and specialty care, patients can be assured that they are receiving the highest level of care available.