Video Series: Our Team
Health Topics: Obesity
Susma Vaidya, M.D. talks about the IDEAL Clinic, part of the Obesity Institute at Children's National.
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.
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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.
Most beauty queens hope for world peace, but one teen pageant contestant wants to tackle an issue that consumes the Washington, DC, region.
The Obesity Institute helps families prevent and manage obesity, ensuring the best chance for a healthier future.