The Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens within the Division of Pediatric Surgery provides outstanding pediatric bariatric surgical care to the local and national community. This first-in-class clinical program was developed in parallel with a specialized research arm, the Center for Bariatric Research and Innovation (CBRI).
The long range goal of the CBRI is to detail the outcomes, both positive and negative, of bariatric surgery in youth over multiple decades including multigenerational effects of treatment. These goals are being accomplished by several individual projects, with funding primarily from NIH.
- The Bariatrics Research Lab is concentrating on new, scientifically critical research questions in the field of pediatric obesity and bariatric outcomes, while leading the national effort to examine long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery.