Why Weight Loss Surgery?  

Weight loss surgery is an effective tool in treating obesity in teens and young adults who have been unsuccessful with typical weight loss measures.

More than 85 percent of adolescents with severe obesity will become adults with obesity.  And while teens with obesity can achieve small improvements in weight status by use of weight management programs that focus on diet, activity and behavior change, for many the results are not strong enough. 

Early intervention in obesity is important in preventing serious health problems down the road such as diabetes and heart disease.