Jefferson University Hospitals

Pediatric Weight Management

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last three decades.  Overweight or obese children are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, bone and joint problems, sleep apnea and social and psychological problems.

Our weight management specialists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children at our Center City Philadelphia office provide evaluation and treatment for children who are at an unhealthy weight.

Adopting Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Child's Health

The Nemours weight management team focuses on helping your family adopt better lifestyle adjustments. These changes can lead to significant improvements in your child's health, including:

  • Healthy eating
  • Exercising
  • Replacing screen time with physical activity
  • Finding ways to deal with emotional issues

Bariatric Surgery to Combat Weight Issues in Children

Should your child need bariatric surgery, weight management specialists work with pediatric surgeons to evaluate and treat your child with the best surgical option to maintain weight loss.

Request an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health Pediatric Weight Management specialist.