Bariatric surgery may be an option for some children who have not been able to maintain weight loss and control their health with diet and exercise alone. To be considered for weight loss surgery, the child must be:
A multidisciplinary team will make recommendations at the end of six months visit. For more information, please call 501-364-1430.Download information about Bariatric Surgery:
At Arkansas Children's we understand that surgery can be frightening for you and your child. Our goal is to make your child's visit as safe, convenient and as comfortable as possible. Our team of highly qualified surgeons take a family-centered approach to care, so you are informed of what to expect before, during and after surgery. Recognized by the American College of Surgeons, our Level I verification represents the highest level of recognition for hospitals that perform complex surgical procedures in newborns and children.
The Endocrine Clinic evaluates and treats children with short stature, disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands.
The COACH Clinic is a family-centered, multidisciplinary outpatient clinic designed to prevent and treat obesity in children and teens through lifestyle changes.
The Diabetes Clinic deals with newly diagnosed or follow-up diabetes patients. This clinic offers an extensive multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes management.
Learn about the expert pediatric diabetes and endocrine care and what you can expect when you visit Arkansas Children’s.