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The Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children’s offers comprehensive evaluation and multidisciplinary care for adolescents seeking weight loss surgery.
With adolescent obesity having tripled over the last three decades, more and more teens are seeking new, alternative weight loss options. Increasing numbers of teens have intractable obesity and life-threatening or life-altering health problems related to obesity. This is why we consider surgery a last resort for treating severely obese teens (body mass index greater than or equal to 40).
We are the first and largest dedicated adolescent program in the United States, and we lead the nation in NIH-funded studies to better understand the outcomes of adolescent weight loss surgery. If you’re thinking about referring a patient for bariatric surgery to the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, here are some guidelines:
The Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery Division features an internationally renowned staff that is ranked second in the nation in the number of surgical procedures performed.
Contact and refer patients to the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens.
Dr. Thomas Inge examines a patient.
Dr. Thomas Inge, surgical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children's, examines a patient.
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