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Weight Loss Surgery for Teens
Our Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery program is specially designed for teens with serious weight problems and their families. The programs goals are:
The program has several stages:
Evaluation visit – Individual meetings with a doctor, dietitian (nutritionist) and psychologist, all specializing in weight management.
Program visits – Varies in length, usually at least six to 12 months.
Surgery and follow up – Weight loss surgery for teens is done at MassGeneral Hospital, with a specialized team of surgeons and nurses. For teens, most surgery dates are scheduled during the early summer, or school vacations.
Teens and families are followed closely by their Weight Center team after surgery. The visits are frequent during the first few months after surgery, then at least once a year after that.
The MGH Weight Center also offers a Medical Nutrition Program that offers non-surgical approaches to weight management.
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