About This Procedure

By now, you have probably seen some of the many reports in the media about how childhood obesity has become a health crisis in the last three decades. The statistics bear evidence to that fact: obesity in children between the ages of 6 and 11 has more than doubled, while in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19, it has quadrupled.

Children with obesity are more likely to grow up to be obese as adults and are more likely develop serious medical conditions than their counterparts who are not overweight.

Beyond worrying about which college they might attend, what career path they should choose and all the other important life changes that come with being a teenager, obese adolescents live with the added stress of contemplating a future that could include type 2 diabetes, heart disease or cancer.

Thankfully, bariatric surgery might now be an option to help adolescents in Westchester and surrounding areas achieve a healthier weight and a more positive outlook.


New York Bariatric Group

What Bariatric Procedures Exist for Adolescents?

The New York Bariatric group now offers surgery options for adolescent patients between ages of 16 and 18. In Fall 2014, St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY was accredited by MBSAQIP as a Comprehensive Center with Adolescent qualifications. After a thorough review, MBSAQIP concluded that St. Charles had all the needed support and infrastructure to address the unique needs of adolescent patients.

This program is one of the first offered on Long Island. The program is offering select patients the option to consider laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a tool to lose weight and maintain weight loss for life. The program is structured with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that assesses nutritional needs, evaluates psychosocial support concerns and includes a comprehensive medical evaluation. The program is structured to incorporate parents in each phase of the evaluation and support to insure that the needed lifestyle changes can be accomplished. New York Bariatric Group is excited to offer this comprehensive program to our younger patients. Please call the office and make an appointment today.

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Additional Information: This is a free information seminar for patients that are interested in Gastric Band, Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Balloon.


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