Teens and Adolescents
Currently, OHSU's Bariatric Program does not perform bariatric surgery in patients under 18 years of age. Small numbers of centers nationwide are performing bariatric surgery in adolescents, usually in the context of clinical trials. We are happy to meet with potential patients once they reach 17 years of age to plan for surgery once they turn 18. Such patients must be accompanied by parents for all clinic visits.