Loyola Medicine is proud to extend its nationally recognized medical weight loss program to children and teens. Dedicated to supporting and educating children and their families, Loyola is committed to partnering with you to ensure your children reach their weight loss goals in a healthy, physician-assisted program.
More than 30 percent of children and teens in the United States are overweight or obese, and the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years. Obesity in children and teens can result in significant health problems, including:
If left untreated, these and other medical problems continue to increase in adulthood and can impact the quality and longevity of life.
Loyola is committed to helping reduce obesity among children and teens through our specialized Child and Teen Weight Loss program. We work with your family to help your child lose weight, improve his or her diet, increase self-esteem and reduce the risk for severe medical complications from obesity.
Drawing on the expertise of our multidisciplinary weight loss team, our Child and Teen Weight Loss program takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including:
- Medical, nutritional, fitness and psychological evaluations
- Personalized treatment plans for every area in your child’s life requiring changes
- Specialized dietary plans, as needed
- FDA-approved medication for weight control, as needed
- Outpatient and group visits that fit with your family’s schedule
Your children are our priority, and we are committed to working with them for as long as necessary. Our treatment plan may last for months or years, depending on your child’s progress and what works best for your family.
Our multidisciplinary team of weight-loss doctors, nurses, psychologists and dietitians partner with parent and child to develop a comprehensive plan tailored to each individual child’s needs. To ensure success, we require that a parent or caregiver be involved in your child’s care.
Loyola offers medical weight loss opportunities at the Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care at Melrose Park, 719 W. North Avenue in Melrose Park. Weight loss seminars and support groups are available at several locations across the Chicagoland area. Find all locations.
Learn More about Medical Weight Loss
To learn more about child and teen weight loss at Loyola, we invite you to call us at (800) 355-0416.