Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
Mary L. Johnson Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Clinic
730 Welch Road, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm-5:00 pm
|Phone: (650) 736-2114
Fax: (650) 725-5577
|Nurse Practitioner Clinic: Thursday, 9:30 am-12:00 pm and Monday-Friday as needed for urgent issues
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Note that during this expansion, routes to 730 Welch have changed.
Bariatric Surgery Overview
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- Have not had success with any other means of weight loss
- Are suffering from serious complications related to his or her weight
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery and follow postoperative guidelines may lose more than half of their excess body weight and may reduce or eliminate obesity-related diseases (comorbidities). Most of our patients have lost over 100 pounds.
In 2004, Packard Children’s Hospital was the first children’s hospital in California to offer bariatric surgery to adolescents. It remains one of the few children’s hospitals in the U.S., and the only one on the West Coast, to provide this treatment to adolescents.
Craig T. Albanese, MD, leads Packard Children’s Hospital’s bariatric surgery team. Its multidisciplinary group of clinicians is trained to treat the unique needs of bariatric surgery patients. In addition, Packard Children’s surgeons and other Center for Healthy Weight team members refine and evaluate new surgical procedures with local, national and international colleagues.
Contact UsFor more information about bariatric surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, please contact:
- Susan Farrales-Nguyen, RN, MSN, FNP