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Weight-loss surgery (bariatric surgery) is the only option today that effectively treats morbid obesity in people for whom more conservative measures such as diet, exercise and medication have failed. Potential candidates include:
People with a BMI greater than 40
Men who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight or women who are 80 pounds over their ideal body weight
Persons with a BMI between 35 and 40 who have another condition such as obesity-related Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or heart disease
The Stanford Center for Bariatric Surgery performs several types of bariatric surgery.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.