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Name of Treatment Program: Pediatric/Adolescent Weight Program
Short description: The Pediatric/Adolescent Weight Program at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center provides comprehensive evaluation and care for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.
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The Pediatric/Adolescent Weight Program at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center provides comprehensive evaluation and care for children and adolescents who are overweight or obese. The multidisciplinary team consists of one of our pediatricians specialized in obesity medicine (a gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, or endocrinologist), a dietitian and a psychologist. The pediatric program is closely affiliated and collocated with the adult programs at the Mass General Weight Center, to allow for family-based care and continuity of care into adult life.
A consultation at the Mass General Hospital for Children Weight Center can be initiated by the patient, family or school, but we also request a referral from your primary care physician to ensure that relevant clinical information is available.
All patients are evaluated by the following members of their Weight Center team:
Evaluation by our team is one of the most valuable services we offer as we will be able to share with you an estimate of the causes of your childs obesity as well as directing your childs road to improved health. Often the team will discover complications of obesity that may require further testing or interventions before a treatment for obesity is initiated, (i.e. Sleep Apnea or Insulin Resistance). After the evaluation and sharing of the findings with the patient and family; the patient, the team and family members collaborate to develop an individualized treatment plan, which includes lifestyle changes, and in some cases medication or surgical treatment.
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Condition: Obesity - 325
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Contact: MGHfC Weight Center - 1723