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Complications of Childhood Obesity

By now it’s no secret that our kids are struggling with weight-related issues more than ever before. According to reports, 13 percent – or nearly one in every eight – of Ohio’s high schoolers are obese. That number spikes to 17.4 percent – nearly one in every six – when you include kids ranging from ages 10-17. Obese teens and pre-teens are at risk of a variety of serious health conditions ranging from depression to heart disease.
Childhood Obestity InforgraphicAt the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, we take a head-to-toe approach to helping teens who struggle with their weight. Our team treats both the physical and the psychological effects of obesity. For teens who still struggle to manage their weight through diet and lifestyle changes alone, bariatric surgery has proven to be an effective option for losing weight and minimizing – or often reversing –  other obesity-related conditions.

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Bariatric Surgery Call to Action

Marc P. Michalsky, MD
Marc P. Michalsky, MD,FACS is the Director, The Center for Robotic Surgery and the Surgical Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the treatment of overweight and obese children and adolescents. He is also a Professor of Clinical Surgery and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the father of two teenage boys.

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