Research is central to the mission of the Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program. In addition to regularly testing new surgical techniques and procedures, the program actively participates in clinical trials aimed at understanding and treating the causes and associated medical conditions of obesity.
Members of the Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery team collaborate closely with the following Penn research programs:
- Institutes for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (IDOM) – Obesity Unit: The IDOM is committed to developing successful approaches for the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes mellitus and obesity.
- Center for Weight and Eating Disorders: The center works with overweight individuals to assess the causes of their weight problem and develop weight loss plans that are customized to their individual needs.
- Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program: This multidisciplinary treatment program is dedicated to understanding the causes of weight gain and developing programs tailored to the needs of every individual.
By studying metabolic disorders and the effects and outcomes of bariatric surgery, the Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program ensures that its patients receive the latest, most promising treatments available.
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