Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Children’s Health℠ Bariatric Surgical Center

Childhood obesity is a complex problem that increases the chances of children becoming overweight or obese as adults. It is a serious illness with serious side effects on physical, psychological and behavioral health including chronic conditions such as diabetesdepressionliver and heart disease.

The Children’s Health Bariatric Surgical Center works with adolescents and their families to address the problem of obesity. We provide the medical, surgical, nutritional, emotional and social support necessary for adolescents who are candidates for weight loss surgery.

Dallas

214-456-6040
Fax: 214-456-6320
Suite F5200

Plano

469-303-4200
Fax: 469-303-4225
Suite P1100

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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Childhood obesity challenges

  • Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years
  • The percentage of children aged 6 -11 years in the United States has more than doubled from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18%
  • Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese has quadrupled from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period
  • Currently, more than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese

Our multidisciplinary team

Our center works with the Center for Obesity and its Consequences in Health (COACH) program here at Children’s Health, and we provide a comprehensive management strategy to adolescents and teenagers who are obese.

Our multidisciplinary team is experienced in managing long-term follow up for the metabolic and psychological needs for patients and their families. The team includes:

Obesity affects nearly 1 in 5 school age children in the United States.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bariatric surgeon
  • Dietitian
  • Endocrinologist
  • Physician assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Social work

Recommending surgery

Surgical intervention is proven to lead to substantial weight loss in adolescents. When combined with lifestyle changes, bariatric surgery helps obese adolescents reach a healthier weight, increase self-esteem and reduce the likelihood of chronic disease. Our criteria for surgical treatment follow the national guidelines.

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