Obesity

Pediatric LAP BAND

Children's National Health System's expert bariatric surgery team uses LAP-BAND®, a weight-loss procedure for those who are at least 18 years old.

Pediatric Obesity

Overweight and obesity together represent the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's health.

Pediatric Sleeve Gastrectomy

Children's National Health System expert pediatric surgery team performs sleeve gastrectomy, a weight-loss procedure for adolescents.

Renesha's Story

When Renesha came to Children's at 19-years-old, she weighed 286 pounds. Now, after her treatment through the Obesity Institute, she's a self-proclaimed "health freak," encouraging her family and friends to work out and eat healthy with her.

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