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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, January 14, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm **Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
*Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - Cancelled until further notice.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Cancelled until further notice.


All sessions will be held 4:30-5:30 pm. at Montefiore Hospital, Moses Campus, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467 (enter on Gun Hill Road). *The room location for the February 11 session is the Grand Hall; all other seminars will be held in the Cherkasky Auditorium.

** PLEASE NOTE: The room location for the April 8th session is the 4th floor conference room, Medical Arts Pavilion, 3400 Bainbridge Avenue.

For directions, visit:

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.