Gastric bypass surgery is an effective therapy for extreme obesity. Although the safety and potential efficacy of this procedure is well established, some patients may regain variable amounts of weight after a short period of rapid weight loss and remain extremely obese.
There are many phenotypic, genetic, environmental and behavioral reasons for this. Our studies attempt to identify pre-operative factors associated with weight loss outcomes after surgery.
Investigators interested in the topic
- Christopher Still, DO, Director
- George Argyropoulos, PhD, Weis Center for Research
- Peter Benotti, MD, Senior Clinical Research Investigator
- David Carey, PhD, Director, Weis Center for Research
- Jon Gabrielsen, MD, General Surgery
- Tooraj Mirshahi, PhD, Weis Center for Research
- Anthony Petrick, MD, General Surgery
- Jamie Seiler, PA-C, Manager of Research Operations
- William Strodel, MD, General Surgery
- Craig Wood, MS, Biostatistician
- Glenn Gerhard, MD, Consultant
Still, CD., Wood, GC., Chu, X., Manney, C., Strodel, W., Petrick, A., Gabrielsen, J., Mirshahi, T., Argyropoulos, G., Seiler, J., Yung, M., Benotti, P., Gerhard, GS.: Clinical factors associated with weight loss outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Obesity 2014 Mar;22(3):888-94.
Matzko, M., Argyropoulos, G., Wood, GC, Chu, X., McCarter, R., Still, C., Gerhard, G.: Association of Ghrelin Receptor Promoter Polymorphisms with Weight Loss following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obesity Surgery 2012; 22(5): 783-790.
Wood, GC., Chu, X., Manney, C., Strodel, W., Petrick, AT., Gabrielsen, J., Seiler, J., Carey, DJ., Argyropoulos, G., Benotti, P., Still, CD., Gerhard, GS.: An Electronic Health Record-Enable Obesity Database. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012: 12(45).