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New Hope Pediatric & Adolescent Weight Management Project.

The Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management Project at the University of Illinois Medical Center offers New Hope for severely overweight teenagers and their families.  The program provides the ongoing support of an adolescent pediatrician, pediatric surgeons, pediatric nurse practitioners, nutritionists, psychologists, and physical therapists.  In addition, pediatric subspecialists, such as pulmonologists, hepatologists, endocrinologists, nephrologists, orthopedic surgeons, and plastic surgeons are available for consultation as needed by individual patients.

The New Hope program tailors psychological, nutritional and activity support according to the patient’s individual needs.  For some of our teenagers, this combination works to reduce their weight and improve their health.  However, others need the addition of the adjustable gastric band surgery to achieve this goal.  The New Hope Project is currently involved in a FDA research trial to study the safety and efficacy of the adjustable gastric band in teenagers (14-17 years).

WHERE: Craniofacial Center at 811 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612

WHEN: Clinic hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

HOW: For appointments, please call the New Hope Project Office at 312/413-5655, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
New Hope Pediatric & Adolescent Weight Management Project.



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