The Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens Program at Cincinnati Children’s offered a clinical study for teens having weight-loss surgery.

The study is closed to accrual as of December 2012. Nearly seven years after the introduction of the study, we continue to conduct follow-up visits for the nearly 100 participants who were enrolled in the study. We are currently in the process of analyzing the collected data.

The purpose of the study was to learn the benefits and risks of a surgical approach to weight management in extremely overweight (obese) adolescents. The information collected will help surgeons make future treatment decisions for these adolescents.

As an ancillary to the Teen-LABS study, TeenView has research studies focusing on adolescent bariatric surgery.