What patients and families need to know
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.
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 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