Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions
These free sessions provide an overview of the bariatric surgery process, the three types of weight loss surgery available for teens and the benefits, risks, advantages and disadvantages of each.
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The newest surgical weight loss procedure offered by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition is the "gastric sleeve," named as such because a large part of the stomach is removed and the remainder is closed to make a tube-like "sleeve."
Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, Associate Director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, has been awarded a pilot project for community engagement research. Learn how Dr. Eneli is studying the dynamics of feeding to better understand the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Robert Murray, MD, director of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Judy Groner, MD, a member of the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics speak with "Children's on Quality" regarding the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Read the Children's on Quality blog and listen to the podcast.
Read the Therapy Times article written by Robert Murray, MD and Jan Ritter, RD, LD
Nationwide Children's is one of five institutions to join a clinical research study to understand the benefits and risks of bariatric surgery in adolescents. This observational study called Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery) is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides employees comprehensive health benefits for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of childhood obesity. Read about the efforts that will benefit eligible children and families.
The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released an annual report listing Ohio as 15th overall for overweight young people. Read The Columbus Dispatch article and comments by Dr. Robert Murray, Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. View the full report.
Doctors at Nationwide Children’s studied nearly 300 mother-child pairs to determine not only the nutritional component of preventing obesity in young children, but also the impact of the mother’s behavior on the children’s weight. The research shows that how mom eats may play a bigger role in her children’s health than previously thought. Watch video
As an update to the 2008 Full Potential report, Nationwide Children’s collaborated with local resources to deliver a report highlighting strategies within our community to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity.
Learn more about the management of treating obesity in pediatric patients. We provide helpful tools including a pocket guide, Grand Rounds video presentation and much more.
Two new medical weight management programs are now offered through The Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition. New U Jr. and New U Monthly are designed for young children who struggle with their weight. Your child will learn to make behavior changes that will create a healthy lifestyle. Learn about New U Jr. and New U Monthly.
Watch a video that features two of our adolescent patients, James and Jessica, who each underwent bariatric surgery to combat their morbid obesity.
We are one of 16 hospitals selected to participate in the NACHRI FOCUS Group on Obesity, which will examine and refine successful components of weight management programs.
In an effort to help curb the growing childhood obesity epidemic, the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition launched an online tool – Snackwise® – aimed at helping parents and kids make healthy snack choices. The Snackwise® Nutrition Rating System online calculator is available free, over the internet, to parents and families looking for a fast, simple way to determine the nutritional value of the snacks they choose. It not only eliminates the guesswork when choosing snacks, it’s easy to use.
Watch video news release to learn more
Good Morning America Now speaks with Dr. Robert Murray about Snackwise®
Access the nutrition calculator at www.Snackwise.org
Findings presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting indicate that childhood and adolescent obesity negatively impacts vascular endothelial function, which relates to cardiac health. Read the news release to learn more.
Nearly 40 percent of Ohio third graders are overweight or at risk of being overweight. As a way to prevent childhood obesity, Nationwide Children's Hospital is urging all parents to know their child’s BMI, or body mass index. BMI calculates how much body fat a person has based on age, sex, height and weight, and it’s a good indicator of whether or not a child will grow into an overweight adult. Once parents determine their child’s BMI, they should discuss it with their pediatrician during their next visit.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of several pediatric institutions in the country involved in an investigational clinical trial using a gastric band in severely obese adolescents 14-years-old to 17-years-old. During the trial, researchers will study the effects of the band over a long-term follow-up period.
Childhood obesity is on the rise and an innovative program, launched by the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital, will combat against this alarming problem starting at the very beginning – birth.