Adolescent Weight-Loss Surgery Program
Obesity can be difficult to treat with diet and exercise alone. For teens with obesity, frustration with their weight may be coupled with related health and social issues as well. We understand how challenging that can make the teen years.
At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we want teens to be healthy and happy. That’s why we offer an adolescent weight-loss surgery program especially for teens ages 15-17* — the first of its kind in South Florida.
Helping Teens Take Control of Their Health
Our goal with this program is to help teens with obesity enjoy healthier and more active lives. For teens, weight-loss surgery can:
- Increase self-esteem
- Improve or eliminate Type II diabetes
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce cholesterol
- Improve or resolve sleep apnea
Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. It requires understanding and making a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When weight-loss surgery is the right option for a teen, our team of experts can help with a supportive, compassionate program that teens and their families can trust.