A Study of the Effectiveness of Behavior Therapy on Weight Loss with Bariatric Surgery


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of participation in a standardized behavioral weight management program on the percentage of excess weight lost and also the psychosocial and medical outcomes after  gastric bypass surgery.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

This study has been completed

Inclusion Criteria

  • BMI between 40 and 60
  • Age 25 to 65 years
  • Ability to participate in weekly LEARN groups for 3 months at Mayo Clinic (local to the Rochester, MN area)
  • Is seeking RYGB procedure

Exclusion Criteria

  • Is seeking surgical revision of a previous bariatric procedure
  • Has diagnosis of schizophrenia
  • Has diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • Has diagnosis of borderline personality disorder
  • Non-local patient

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Karen Grothe, Ph.D., L.P.

Closed for enrollment

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