Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program

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The Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program at Boston Children's Hospital is dedicated to understanding and addressing the medical, surgical, nutritional, emotional and social needs of children who are candidates for weight loss surgery. Our team of experts work with children and their families to provide the knowledge and support they need to maximize the chance for long-term health and well-being. This team includes:

  • surgeons
  • physicians
  • nurses
  • dietitians
  • a psychologist
  • a social worker

Our guiding principle is that bariatric surgery (also known as weight loss surgery) should only be considered after all other attempts at reaching a healthy weight have failed. We believe, however, that weight loss surgery can be a safe and effective option for a child whose obesity has persisted despite all medical efforts, and who is suffering from the complications of obesity. For these children and their families, we provide the full array of bariatric surgery services all in one location:

  • surgical consultation and evaluation
  • medical evaluation and treatment recommendations for health problems caused by obesity
  • oversight of pre-operative diet and education
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • nutritional counseling
  • exercise support
  • psychological support
  • support groups
  • long-term follow-up


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