Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

Program Overview

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.

The surgery is performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and is available for those teens and young adults who meet specific program criteria.

Admission 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

Program Costs

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)

Cover Letter

*Please return your completed form to MWPH one of the following ways:

Mail to:

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.