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Bariatric Surgery (PBS) Research Summary

Investigator: David Arterburn, MD, MPH, CDN/Rockefeller

Purpose: The main goal of this research project is to conduct a comparative effectiveness research study involving existing data in the PCORnet Common Data Model to provide accurate estimates of the 1-, 3-, and 5-year benefits and risks of the three most common bariatric procedures – Roux-en-y gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy – with a focus on outcomes that are important to adults and adolescents with severe obesity: 1) changes in weight, 2) rates of remission and relapse of diabetes, and 3) major adverse events.

Goal: The main aims of this study will compare the effectiveness and safety of the three most common bariatric surgical procedures: Roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB), adjustable gastric banding (AGB), and sleeve gastrectomy (SG).

How to participate:

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.