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Health Topics: Obesity
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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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Evan P. Nadler, MD, along with colleagues at the Imperial College of London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi, found that bariatric surgery can be successful in children who have a rare genetic deficiency called homozygous MC4R deficiency.
Maria was the first patient to have weight-loss surgery at Children's National. Hear her talk about her experiences.