Tag "hypothalamic obesity"

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

Alexis Shapiro, a 12-year-old from Texas who came to Cincinnati Children’s for weight-loss surgery, is out of the hospital and improving quickly. Alexis has a rare metabolic condition called hypothalamic obesity, which causes her to feel constantly hungry. Last week doctors › Continue Reading

The story of Alexis Shapiro has touched the world. She’s the 12-year-old girl from Texas who came to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for weight-loss surgery. Alexis suffers from hypothalamic obesity, a condition that she developed after having brain surgery › Continue Reading

Research has shown that bariatric surgery can be an effective treatment for patients with hypothalamic obesity. Dr. Inge and other physicians at Cincinnati Children’s have published reviews and their own unique findings on this topic. Dr. Inge recently wrote a › 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