Adolescent Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Adolescent obesity is a complex epidemic in the United States that increases the chances of children becoming overweight or obese adults. Obesity is an illness with serious side effects affecting physical and psychological health. Chronic health conditions associated with obesity include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and depression.

We understand that weight-loss surgery is not an easy decision. Together with the family we help patients make informed decisions, lifestyle changes, adjust to their new bodies, and create a strong support system. We take the time to make sure everyone understands the process and what the requirements are before and after surgery to successfully lose weight and keep it off.

Covenant Adolescent Bariatric Program Resources

  • Our team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons in both general and bariatric surgery. With a program dietician who specializes in bariatric nutrition for both adults and adolescents.
  • Our patients work with psychologists and advisors who specialize in pediatric care and understand that children are not just “young adults” but individuals with special considerations involving growth and development. Children may have their own questions about bariatric surgery and the changes that happen to their bodies after. Our team will address any questions and concerns to develop a personalized lifestyle and follow-up plan both before and after weight-loss surgery.
  • Our multidisciplinary team and bariatric surgery program have earned the highest level of certification by the American College of Surgeon’s (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
  • Covenant has earned distinction as an ACS Surgical Quality Partner dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in surgical care.
  • We provide family-focused, personalized quality care, and encourage family members to be active participants in the healthcare team.

Patients and families can work with a pediatrician or family doctor to determine if a child is a candidate for bariatric surgery.

For more information about the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program, watch our bariatric program informational video. Then, submit the consultation request information, and a member of our team will contact you to answer questions or talk through next steps.