A Q&A with the head of the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic, a weight management program for children and teens with obesity and obesity-related health complications.
The Healthy Lifestyle Clinic is a weight management program for children and teens with obesity and obesity-related health complications. Patients receive coordinated care, all under one roof, from a team of providers that includes a dietitian, exercise physiologist, social worker, nurse practitioner, endocrinologist, cardiologist, hepatologist, and adolescent bariatric surgeon. We also have a dedicated psychologist, dentist, ophthalmologist, and sleep medicine pulmonologist on our team who work closely with us for direct referrals from our clinic. Our goal is to empower children and their families to lead healthier lifestyles through improved nutrition, physical activity, sleep quality, and emotional well-being. In addition to lifestyle modification, we offer weight loss medications, and for teens with the most severe obesity and comorbidities, bariatric surgery (laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is available.