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The Pediatric Obesity Center for Treatment, Research and Education at Connecticut Children’s offers behavior-based weight management program for children and adolescents. Our specialists help children and their families change behaviors to establish healthier physical and emotional lifestyles.
Connecticut Children’s is one of just 25 children’s hospitals in the U.S. selected as part of NACHRI’s FOCUS on a Fitter Future task force, a collaborative effort to identify best practices for pediatric weight management programs. We offer several obesity treatment programs that help children achieve a healthier lifestyle. Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in the state that provides adolescents with a surgical option for weight management.
Connecticut Children’s Obesity and Weight Management program includes board-certified pediatric surgeons, a dedicated psychologist and a pediatric endocrinologist.
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Connecticut Children’s endocrinologists and psychologists conduct research in several areas of pediatric obesity.
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Obesity and weight management services are offered at our main campus in Hartford.
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Connecticut Children’s bariatric surgery program is the first and only pediatric program in Connecticut awarded national accreditation by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).
Is bariatric surgery right for your family? Melissa Santos, PhD, from Connecticut Children’s bariatric team joins our blog to answer your questions.
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Connecticut Children’s is committed to the health of our patients, families and communities. Right now, that includes taking special steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus, also called COVID-19.
We know families and providers have questions regarding coronavirus in children and we’re here to provide answers.
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If you are coming to Connecticut Children’s for care, please call your provider about any possible exposure or symptoms prior to your appointment.
Patients and families can get answers to coronavirus questions here.
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