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    The First and Most Comprehensive Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens

    Our specialists understand obesity can be the cause of serious health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also prevent prospective bariatric surgery patients from enjoying life to the fullest. Since the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens began in 2001, we've heard many overweight adolescents and teens say things like: “I can’t ride the roller coasters at the amusement park” or “I can’t play sports with my friends because I can’t keep up." Our weight loss surgery specialists go beyond helping teens and families achieve a healthy life style, we provide you with long-term weight-loss solutions.

    Watch a video with answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

    Alexis Shapiro Update: Post Surgery Positive Changes


    Sleeve gastrectomy surgery at Cincinnati Children’s has helped Alexis (diagnosed with Hypothalamic Obesity) lose weight, get off diabetes medication and improve her overall health. Read a Cincinnati Children's blog post in which Alexis' mother, Jenny, provides updates and thanks for her daughter's supporters near and far.
  • Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children's


  • Meet Our Team

    Meet the multi-disciplinary team who specialize in the surgical treatment of severe obesity.

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  • Why Choose Our Surgical Weight Loss Program?

    As the first surgical weight-loss program especially tailored for adolescents and teenagers, our team understands the unique needs and the significant impact that obesity can have on the life of a teen. 

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  • For Patients and Families

    The Surgical Weight Loss Team provides additional resources and information for inquiring patients and their families.  

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