Adolescent Bariatric Surgery
The surgical weight management option is offered in
collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric
Surgery. The surgical option provides morbidly obese
adolescents ages sixteen to young adult the option of
surgical management through bariatric surgery.
surgery is performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical
Center and is available for those teens and young adults
who meet specific program criteria.
Please call 410-578-5145 to discuss
current admission criteria.
After completion of the required paperwork and lab work, teens will participate in a clinical evaluation with the program physician or nurse practitioner and pediatric psychologist at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) to determine if the criteria are met.
If the criteria are met, the patient
will have ongoing meetings with a registered dietician
and member of the psychology team at MWPH leading
to an evaluation process at the Johns Hopkins Center for
Bariatric Surgery with a bariatric surgeon to determine
the appropriateness of the procedure.
More information about the bariatric surgery can be
Your insurance company will likely require pre-authorization
and referrals from the child's primary care provider
for these services. It is each family's responsibility to
understand their own coverage and requirements. We
will bill your insurance company for the services and
collect copays and deductibles at the time of service.
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital does provide financial
assistance to families that qualify and/or payment plans
as part of its commitment to providing the highest quality
pediatric health care in a nurturing environment.
New Patient Information Form and Cover Letter
New Patient Information Form* (PDF)
New Patient Information Form (MS Word)
*Please return your completed form to MWPH one of the following ways:
Weigh Smart® Program
1708 West Rogers Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209-4956
Fax to us: 410-578-2654
Or use our secure email system. Call Molly at 410-578-5145 for the instructions to email this form using our secure messaging system.
If you chose to email this form or any information about your child to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital using unencrypted email, please understand your child's personal and health information may be at risk if sent using an unsecured email system.
Please Note: We will book an evaluation only after receiving your child's completed New Patient Information Form. We will call you upon receipt of your child's paperwork to book his or her evaluation.
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Outpatient appointments and program referrals can be made by calling 410-367-2222.