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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.

Obesity & Weight Management Services

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.

Our services include:

Comprehensive Medical, Psychological and Surgical Care

Connecticut Children’s Obesity and Weight Management program includes board-certified pediatric surgeons, a dedicated psychologist and a pediatric endocrinologist.
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Understanding Pediatric Obesity

Connecticut Children’s endocrinologists and psychologists conduct research in several areas of pediatric obesity.
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Obesity and Weight Management Locations

Obesity and weight management services are offered at our main campus in Hartford.


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