Bariatric Research at Emory

Emory Bariatric Center is committed to better outcomes for patients now and in the future. That’s why our team includes clinicians and research scientists, and why we regularly collaborate with medical experts throughout Emory Healthcare.

Together, with our patients, we seek to better understand obesity and obesity-related diseases. With each new discovery, we deliver our findings back to the people who can benefit most – our patients.

Current research includes:

  • An ongoing partnership with the Rollins School of Public Health to enhance bariatric support groups and help patients better maintain weight loss.
  • A continuing investigation of how to match bariatric patients with the most effective surgery for treating their particular health issues.
  • A multi-year study about how to avoid nutritional deficiencies after gastric bypass surgery, with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the International Copper Institute.
  • An examination of how gastric bypass surgery results in diabetes-reducing hormonal changes, with an emphasis on replicating hormonal adjustment without surgery.

In addition to our research, the Emory Bariatric Center sets annual quality goals and measures outcomes designed to improve results. In the last few years, these initiatives have helped us to eliminate post-surgery stomach leakage, previously one of the most serious complications resulting from bariatric procedures.

The Emory Bariatric Center has an ongoing study tracking the health of women before, during, and after bariatric surgery. If you’re interested in enrolling, please contact:

Nana Gletsu Miller, PhD

For more information, call

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