Dr. Pratt is a national leader in Adolescent Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. She runs the MGH Adolescent Wieght Loss Surgery program. See her involvement with an adolescent suffering from obesity in: Teen takes drastic measures to battle weight: WCVB-TV, Ch. 5 (Full Story and Video)
Dr. Pratt is also one of the leading experts in the region and nationally in Revisional Surgery and Surgery for complications of Metabolic and Weight Loss Procedures. She is an expert laparoscopic surgeon who has performed over 500 surgeries for revision and/or the treatment of complications of weight loss surgery, most are done laparoscopically.
The challenges that face adolescents in their fight against obesity and the solutions available to help them, including weight-loss surgery.
ACCORDING TO RECENT DATA from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately one-third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years are obese.