Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program
Childhood 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.