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
Invest in future cures for some of life's most devastating diseases
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.
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.
The Obesity Institute helps families prevent and manage obesity, ensuring the best chance for a healthier future.