Changes Health & Wellness Program for Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome or Established Weight Control Problems

Nexus Children’s Hospital offers a safe, structured environment for children with established weight control problems, including Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Addressing comorbid medical issues and behavioral complications characteristic of individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome, our Changes Health and Wellness inpatient program helps our young patients who have found traditional outpatient programs unsuccessful.

Because of our thorough understanding of Prader-Willi Syndrome causes, as well as Prader-Willi Syndrome symptoms, our medical team addresses patients’ medical and behavioral complications due to their PWS diagnosis. Our program incorporates low-calorie diets, set daily schedules, individualized physical training regiments, and behavioral health support for both the patient and family members. Our expert staff is dedicated to seeing each patient reach his or her health goal and maintain that goal after discharge from Prader-Willi Syndrome treatment.

Learn more about our pediatric nutrition and weight services. 

What is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder that affects learning and behavior resulting from an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. Individuals experience Prader-Willi Syndrome symptoms including health problems related to overeating and weight gain. According to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, a support organization for individuals and families, an estimated one in 12,000 to 15,000 people have PWS.

As the only inpatient program for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Nexus Children’s Hospital provides an environment where children and families can learn behavior management strategies and coping skills. Learn more about the reopening of our nationally-recognized program for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.