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Children's National's expert bariatric surgery team uses LAP-BAND®, a weight-loss procedure for those who are at least 18 years old.
Our expert pediatric surgery team performs sleeve gastrectomy, a weight-loss procedure for adolescents.
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. It can lead to many other health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and joint problems. Obesity can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices like being more physically active and eating healthier.
When Renesha came to Children's at 19-years-old, she weighed 286 pounds. Now, after her treatment through the Obesity Program, she's a self-proclaimed "health freak," encouraging her family and friends to work out and eat healthy with her.
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