Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program

Girl at scaleChildhood and adolescent obesity is an epidemic in the United States. As a result, growing numbers of children and teens are at increased risk for diseases traditionally seen only in adults, including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. If weight loss surgery is deemed an option for an adolescent, age 15 to 18, Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary weight management team and bariatric surgery program accredited as adolescent centers by The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.