Dr. Betancourt discusses new pediatric obesity treatment guidelines with CBS 12 News

Jan 20, 2023

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines on treating kids with obesity. It’s a more aggressive approach now, which could mean, in some severe cases, surgery for children as young as 13.

The reason why: obesity can trigger a slew of other health issues, like diabetes and heart disease. So, treating obesity early can mean better outcomes later in life.

Dr. Abraham Betancourt, a bariatric and robotic surgeon on staff here at #GoodSamaritanMedicalCenter, talked to CBS 12 News about the updated guidance and what families should know.

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