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Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according to the first long-term follow-up studies of teenagers who had undergone the procedure 5-12 years earlier. Two studies recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, › Continue Reading

In two studies, one in the United States and the other in Sweden, teens who underwent gastric bypass surgery were about thirty percent lighter five to 12 years after the operation, scientists found. In the US study, led by Dr. › Continue Reading

“Be kinder than necessary for everyone is fighting some kind of battle.” This quote is tattooed on the arm of one of our patients from the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens. I think about this poignant statement often. It › Continue Reading

It’s been seven months since my daughter Alexis had sleeve gastrectomy surgery at Cincinnati Children’s. Seeing as so much has changed for Alexis and our family in that time, I figured it was time to update the many people who › Continue Reading

As many of you were watching the details of Alexis Shapiro’s surgery unfold on Twitter (#HyObesity) last Friday, you might have been wondering about the benefits of the sleeve gastrectomy for patients with hypothalamic obesity. This procedure surgically removes 75-80% › Continue Reading

Two and a half years ago I gave my daughter Alexis a kiss as she was wheeled into an operating room. The doctors told us that the surgery to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma would likely result › Continue Reading

Alexis Shapiro’s story caught the attention of many people from around the country, including news outlets, generous individuals who wanted to help change the outcome, and those who were curious to learn more about the complex biological condition that caused › Continue Reading