• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Weight Loss Surgery for Kids

June 7, 2016

a young person in white socks checking weight on a scale

There is a childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., and Mayo Clinic experts say one 1 of 3 kids is overweight or obese. For some, eating fewer calories and exercising more helps them lose weight. But for others, it's not that easy. Severely obese kids are at increased risk of serious health complications, and some may benefit from weight loss surgery.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Mayo Clinic Children's Center pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Seema Kumar about weight loss surgery and kids.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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