Video Series: Our Patients
Health Topics: Obesity
Dr. Eleanor Mackey is a psychologist at Children's National, who works with the Obesity Institute. Learn more about Dr. Mackey.
Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. With its multidisciplinary approach, a team developed a personalized plan for the teenager.
Read More of Maria's Journey
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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.
Children's National Health System expert pediatric surgery team performs sleeve gastrectomy, a weight-loss procedure for adolescents.
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.