• Patient Stories

    The Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens at Cincinnati Children’s is changing the outcomes for our patients and their families. As part of our belief in compassionate, respectful, family-centered care of every patient, we understand that the best reassurance and support for our families comes from stories shared by families in similar situations.

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    Teen Loses 101 Pounds

    Miranda Taylor weight 265 pounds when she decided she wanted to change. A year later, she is nearly half her size. But her excitement for life has multiplied.

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    Weight Loss Patient Coaches

    Titus Lail grew up as the big kid always being teased because of his weight. As a teen, he had weight loss surgery at Cincinnati Children's. At 22, he's half his former size, and he has become a role model for the kids he coaches in youth football.

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    Surgical Weight Loss for Teens

    Ever since she was 3, Ashley O'Hara struggled with weight issues. As she grew older, she was diagnosed with insulin resistance that turned into Type 2 diabetes. By the time she was 15, she was closing in on 300 pounds and desperate for answers. She then found the Surgical Weight Loss for Teens program at Cincinnati Children's.

    Hear Ashley's story.
    For Dustin Holston, weight-loss surgery has helped reshape his future.
    For Dustin Holston, weight-loss surgery has helped reshape his future.

    Reshaping the Future

    For Dustin Holston, weight-loss surgery has helped reshape his future.

    Hear his story
  • Your Visit

    Learn more about what is involved during a visit to the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens, including timeline and initial evaluation.

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