Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Outcomes / Information

    Tracking the outcomes of gastric bypass and lap band weight loss surgery procedures at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and sharing these statistics with our families is an important part of how we continually improve our delivery of care, resulting in a better quality of life.

    The Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children's is the first, oldest and largest bariatric surgery program for adolescents to date.

    Cincinnati Children's

    2007
    General Information and Demographics
    Number of Patients: Total number of patients who have had weight loss surgery at Cincinnati Children's since the program began in 200187
    Number of States Our Patients Come From: Number of different states where our weight loss surgery patients live13
    Our Patients by State: Percent of our weight loss surgery patients who live in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and other US states
    Ohio:39%
    Kentucky:27%
    Indiana:15%
    Other:19%
    Average Age of Our Patients at Time of Surgery: Average age of our weight loss surgery patients at the time of their surgery17
    Average Weight at Time of Surgery: Average weight of our patients prior to weight loss surgery382 lbs
    Number of Patients in Weight Category: Number of patients in each weight category prior to undergoing weight loss surgery
    200 – 300 lbs:12
    301 – 400 lbs:41
    401 – 500 lbs:14
    501 – 600 lbs:5
    600+ lbs:3
    Average BMI at Time of Surgery: Average body mass index (BMI) of patients at the time of weight loss surgery59.5
    Current Number of Research Studies Enrolling Patients: Number of research studies currently being conducted at Cincinnati Children's that are enrolling weight loss surgery patients7
    Percent of Patients Who Choose To Participate in One or More Research Studies: Percentage of our patients who have chosen to enroll in at least one research study.100%
    Weight Loss Surgery and Recovery
    Median Length of Hospital Stay Following Weight Loss Surgery: Median number of days a patient is hospitalized after weight loss surgery3.5 days
    After Weight Loss Surgery
    Average Weight Loss at 3 Months: Average number of pounds each of our patients lost within three months following weight loss surgery75 lbs (max 133 lbs)
    Average Weight Loss at 12 Months: Average number of pounds each of our patients lost within 12 months following weight loss surgery 141 lbs (max 258 lbs)
    Average Weight Loss at 24 Months: Average number of pounds each of our patients lost within 24 months following weight loss surgery123.64 lbs