Surgical Weight Loss Program
Teen Weight Loss Study

Teen-LABS (Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery)

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.

A doctor taks to a staff member at the Surgical Weight Loss Program for Teens.
We recorded questionnaires, blood work and measurements during the clinical study.