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Obesity

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.

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.

Maria's Journey

Maria

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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