Adolescent Weight-Loss Program
Obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from just one generation ago.
Our team understands that being severely overweight can have a tremendous impact on an adolescent’s life – now and throughout adulthood. We offer surgical options for adolescents (ages 14 to 18).
Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to understanding and addressing the medical, nutritional, emotional and social needs of adolescents who are candidates for weight-loss surgery. Together with their family, we collaborate in recommending the best medical option for each individual patient.
Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents
Our guiding principle is that bariatric surgery should only be considered after all other attempts at reaching a healthy weight have failed. If your adolescent has tried seriously, but has been unable to lose weight, we offer the following types of weight-loss surgeries:
Our Bariatric and Metabolic Institute works in close collaboration with the specialists at Rady Children’s Weight and Wellness program.
Santiago Horgan, MD, briefly describes UC San Diego Health System's commitment to providing weight-loss surgery options for adolescents who are obese.