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
  • Dr. Hes’ team will help you get approval from your insurance company so that the metabolic surgery will be covered.



Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are converting the majority of our visits to telehealth. Please dowload and read the Healow Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to use our service.

This will enable us to provide our families with care, while limiting visits to the office and following social distancing guidelines.


In order to vaccinate our patients on schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have two options, in person visits or NEW home vaccine visits… Learn More