Personalized Medicine Approach to Improve Bariatric Surgery Outcomes and Assess Risk Factors in Patients' Offspring
We are looking for adults who are planning to have bariatric surgery for a research study. The purpose of the study is to learn more about how behavioral and genetic differences among people can impact outcomes after surgery.
Your participation will involve completing a variety of questionnaires about your lifestyle (takes up to 1.5 hours). This can be done in our clinic or
on your own electronic device in a location you choose. You will also have a simple genetic test where DNA will be collected from a painless cheek swab. You will receive support and counseling to help you have the best outcome after surgery. Study will take place at the Kaleida Health Bariatric Center, 100 High St, Buffalo, NY 14203.
Compensation is not available.
Obtain preliminary data on Genetic and Psychosocial risk factors that may predict recidivism of weight gain, diabetes, gastrointestinal complications, alcohol and substance use disorders in adults and children following bariatric surgery. Identifying these factors allows effective strategies to be tested and put into place to maximize the success of the surgery and avoid the one addiction (food) may be substituted by others that can be even more dangerous, such as alcohol or substance abuse. In fact, the gap of time (often 6 or more months) between the first consultation with the bariatric surgeon and the surgery is an ideal period to implement strategies that will lead to more successful outcomes post-surgery.
Secondly, assess the risk factors of the offspring of patients undergoing bariatric surgery and extend to them age appropriate recommendations on dietary changes and physical activity.
Adults ages 18+.
Planning to undergo bariatric surgery.
Let us know how the study team can reach you.
If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email email@example.com and someone will assist you.