Nationwide Childrens Hospital to Host Information Sessions on Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery

July 21, 2014

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a series of Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity.

The sessions will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Nationwide Children’s Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center, 575 S. 18th Street, Columbus, on the following Tuesdays in 2014: July 29;
August 26; September 30; October 21; November 18 and December 16.

The sessions are led by surgeon Marc Michalsky, MD, of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, and feature a former bariatric surgery patient talking about his/her experience. Discussions will center on the criteria for adolescent bariatric surgery, lifestyle interventions, financing, the surgical weight management process and the benefits and risks of the three types of bariatric surgery offered at Nationwide Children’s – gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic adjustable band (lap band) surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.

The session is free and open to all teens, their families and supporters seeking more information about adolescent weight loss surgery. Underage participants are encouraged to come accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Parking is available in the visitor parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th Street and Mooberry Dr. Once parked in the garage, enter the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center and ask to be directed to the Bariatric Surgery Information Session.

For more information about this session and other upcoming sessions, and to register, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/Bariatric-Surgery, or call (614) 355-0662.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.