Adolescent Bariatrics: Assessing Health Benefits and Risks
The Teen-LABS consortium is made up of five clinical centers and a data coordinating center. The goal of Teen-LABS is to conduct clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral research in adolescent bariatric surgery, through an observational prospective study protocol. Teen-LABS is an ancillary study to LABS, an observational study of adult bariatric surgery. Research staff, certified in standardized uniform data collection according to the protocol, collect data at pre-operative research visits, at surgery, 30 days and six months post-operative, and annual post-operative research visits at the five participating centers.