Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Hes is fully qualified to develop and supervise pre-surgery weight loss program for child obesity patients. She will ensure that the patient is in optimal health for the surgery, and that all pre-operative screenings are complete.


Patients Guide to the Path of Metabolic Surgery

  • Each patient must participate in at least 6 months of a medically supervised weight loss plan prior to surgery.
  • Dr. Hes will guide you in choosing the best metabolic surgeon.  She has relationships with surgeons at both NY Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn and NY Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.
  • Dr. Hes is one of the few pediatricians in this country who is trained in managing adolescents who undergo gastric bypass, gastric banding, or sleeve gastrectomy.  She will arrange all of the pre-operative screening which includes clearance from:
    Cardiology-echocardiogram and stress test
    Pulmonology-pulmonary function tests and chest x-ray
    Gastroenterology-Endoscopy and Abdominal Ultrasound
    Psychiatry
Nutrition
  • Dr. Hes’ team will help you get approval from your insurance company so that the metabolic surgery will be covered.
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