Lipid Clinic

The Lipid Clinic provides the full range of diagnostic and treatment services for children and adolescents with cholesterol and triglyceride disorders. These conditions can lead to atherosclerosis , a condition where the arteries narrow, which increases a person's chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Very high levels of triglycerides can also cause pancreatitis.

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Why Families Choose Us

We specialize in treating lipid disorders such as very high cholesterol in children to avoid heart problems, or cardiovascular disease, later in life. We treat children and adolescents from families with a history of heart conditions, as well as those who develop new cholesterol problems over time.

Specialists at the Pediatric Lipid Clinic focus on the diagnosis and management of genetic and non-genetic disorders of lipid metabolism for the prevention of heart disease, stroke, and lipid-related pancreatitis.

Conditions treated may include very high levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

At the Lipid Clinic, our board certified lipidologist works with each patient to achieve normal levels of lipids through a combination of diet modification, exercise and if needed, carefully prescribed lipid-lowering medications. A lipidologist is a doctor who has received additional training in cholesterol management, cardiovascular risk assessment, and intervention. Our multidisciplinary, interventional approach to lipid disorder management means we can help prevent your child from experiencing heart problems later in life.