What weight-loss options are available for adolescents?

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Our team understands that being severely overweight can have a tremendous impact on an adolescent’s life – now and throughout adulthood. We offer both nonsurgical and surgical options for adolescents (ages 14 to 18).

Nonsurgical Weight Management Program

Our Weight Management Program is one way for an adolescent to lose weight and improve his or her health. We offer weekly class sessions that emphasize physical activity, nutrition, risk factor reduction and behavior therapy for lifestyle change.

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Bariatric Surgery

Santiago Horgan, MD, briefly describes UC San Diego Health System's commitment to providing weight-loss surgery options for adolescents who are obese.

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.