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Maria's weight-loss surgery five years later


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 Maria. This is her story.

Learn more about the Weight-Loss Surgery (Bariatric Surgery) Program at Children's National.

About the Expert

Evan Nadler

Evan Nadler Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Co-Director, Obesity Program

Eleanor Mackey

Eleanor Mackey Associate Director, Training in Professional Psychology
Psychologist

Maria's Journey

Maria gestures with her hands as she discusses her weight loss journey

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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