The proportion of severely obese teenagers continues to rise. Doctors increasingly understand that only weight loss surgery is likely to help them lose weight and avoid health consequences of obesity. But teens are often held back until they’re so heavy that even bariatric surgery isn’t enough to return them to normal weight.
- Dr. Thomas Inge, Chief of Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Professor of Surgery, University of Colorado Denver
- Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, obesity medicine physician, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
- Dr. Meg Zeller, Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center