What is Wellness 180?

Teen Medical Weight Loss

Wellness 180 is our teen medical weight loss program that is only available at the Northside Hospital Surgery & Weight Management Center. Wellness 180 builds long-term, sustainable and healthy lifestyle behaviors to address weight-related health issues.

Pre-teens, teens and their families will work with a board-certified pediatrician, nurses, registered dietitians, behaviorists and a fitness specialist. This team, along with trained support staff, will help families navigate their way to achieving sustainable lifestyle changes. The result is much improved overall health and wellness.

The Wellness 180 Difference

Our program is a pediatrician-supervised, family-centered program that requires a six-month (180 day) patient/caregiver commitment. The program is just for middle school and high school-aged youth (11-17 years of age).

As a program participant, you and your child can expect a safe, comfortable and encouraging environment from a team of knowledgeable and experienced experts committed to helping your child:

  • Establish and maintain healthy and long-lasting habits
  • Achieve and maintain healthy weight loss
  • Develop a nutrition plan that promotes a healthy relationship with food
  • Establish a positive relationship with health and wellness
  • Improve sleep habits
  • Develop a physical activity plan

Program Requirements

  • Patients must be 11-17 years of age and
    • Have a BMI (body mass index) in the 95th percentile
    • or in the 85th percentile with a co-morbid condition
      • High cholesterol
      • high blood pressure
      • pre-diabetes
      • sleep apnea
      • depression 

How to Get Started

Wellness 180 is only available at the Northside Hospital Surgery & Weight Management Center. To learn more about Wellness 180 or schedule an appointment, call 678-312-6200.