Adolescent Weight-Loss Program

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Obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States – triple the rate from just one generation ago.

UC San Diego Health System’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is striving to reverse this growing epidemic by focusing on adolescents (ages 14 to 18) and offering options for weight-loss (bariatric) surgery to meet their special needs.

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.

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