Weight Loss Research

Like most areas in medicine, bariatric surgery changes and evolves with the emergence of new technology. Bariatric medicine started out with one procedure – the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Now, thanks to advances in weight loss research, the field offers numerous options. As a result, patients can now make choices that are right for their health, personal goals, and physical comfort.

As a leader in weight loss research, the medical team at the Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program is always working toward new innovations. From surgical safety to cutting edge procedures to alleviate pain and facilitate weight loss, we are at the forefront of bariatric research.

The Restore Trial

Dr. Mitchell Roslin, the Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, is a pioneer in his field. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of the Restore Trial research project. This 10-center national study is investigating a revolutionary endoscopic suturing technique.

Dr. Roslin proposed this revolutionary endoscopic suturing technique as a modifier for patients who regained weight soon after surgery or who never lost the amount of weight expected. This technique is designed to further enhance the benefits of what bariatric surgery has to offer. It helps to ensure that patients lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle for years to come.

Endoscopic suturing is approved by the FDA, available through the clinical trials registry, and conducted only at leading academic medical centers. Patients who meet the study criteria are invited to contact Dr. Roslin about the potential of endoscopic suturing. There are no additional fees for participating. Costs of care are covered by the trial sponsor, C. R. Bard.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Dr. Roslin also participates in numerous other clinical trials and weight loss research projects. He is the Principal Investigator for Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Obesity. This trial examines the use of nerve stimulation of the digestive tract to mimic satiety and suppress appetite in obese individuals. This proprietary theory has shown great success throughout the clinical trial. It’s currently an area of ongoing research at Lenox Hill Hospital.

In conjunction with his weight loss research, Dr. Roslin holds numerous patents in this area. He believes that nerve stimulation may be at the core of future treatments for weight loss. He is eager to meet with patients considering this option as a part of their weight loss treatments.

Getting Involved

As a physician at a top New York City hospital involved in weight loss research, Dr. Roslin and his team at the Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program are eager to help you find the right technique for your goals. If you would like to participate in clinical trials and research projects related to bariatric surgery and surgical techniques, we are happy to speak with you to evaluate your case.

Weight loss may be a personal adventure, but together, we can go far. If you would like to learn more about the options available to you, our team of leading surgeons and support staff is ready and waiting. Call the Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program at 1-888-949-9344, or contact us online today to learn more about our treatment options and weight loss research trial opportunities.

To learn more about the weight loss research and innovative techniques being used and explored by the surgeons at MMIBS at Lenox Hill Hospital, register for one of our Educational Seminars or give us a call at 1-888-949-9344.

Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program

The Lenox Hill Hospital/Manhattan Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery Program specializes in minimally invasive weight loss surgery options for obese and morbidly obese weight loss patients.

Represented by New York weight loss surgeons Dr. Mitchell Roslin, Dr. Edward Yatco,
Dr. Jonathan Wong, and Dr. Julio Teixeira, MMIBS specializes in gastric Sleeve, gastric bypass surgery (laparoscopic and open), duodenal switch and the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding Systemal along with revisional surgery.

MMIBS weight loss in New York offers a surgical support team that takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery. The team includes full pre-operative education, nutritional counseling, exercise guidance, and individual and group counseling opportunities.