Bariatric and metabolic surgery for adolescents has been demonstrated to provide long-lasting weight loss and improvement in weight-related medical problems. Several high quality research articles highlight that the benefits of surgery in adolescent patients can be even more pronounced than the benefits experienced by adult patients.
Our multidisciplinary program at Stony Brook University includes the participation of adolescent medicine experts. After comprehensive evaluation, adolescent patients and their families are offered several medical and surgical options for weight management. The bariatric surgeons at Stony Brook have extensive experience in caring for adolescents with excess weight. Based on the comprehensive approach and the high quality, the Stony Brook Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center has been accredited as a center with Adolescent Qualifications, the highest level of accreditation available.
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