Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Choosing weight reduction surgery is a major life-altering decision that requires initiative and commitment. Weight reduction surgery may be the right choice for some younger patients. Our program is open to adolescents ages 16-21 who are interested in exploring this option. Our comprehensive information seminar is the first step in this process; it gives patients and their families an opportunity to find out if surgery is the right choice. Basic facts about bariatric surgery are presented by our medical staff. The program concludes with a questions and answer session.
Free Information Sessions about Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents
- Family members are encouraged to attend with interested participants.
- No children under 12 years of age are admitted.
- For more information or to register, call 718-920-4800.
Call to register for a date that's right for you:
|Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm||Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm||Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Date change)|
|Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
The September and October sessions will be held 4-5 pm; all other sessions will be held from 4:30-5:30 PM. The location for all seminars is the Tishman Learning Center at the Moses Hospital, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467 (enter on Gun Hill Road).
For directions, visit: http://www.montefiore.org/west
For more information, please view the short video clips below
Dr. Pratibha Vemulapalli, MD, FACS discusses the systematic, multidisciplinary team approach that Montefiore Medical Center applies in determining a patient's individual candidacy for bariatric surgery. Click here to view more videos on Weight Reduction/Bariatric Surgery.