A StudyUsing Telemedicine Care to Determine What Bariatric Patients Prefer


About this study

The primary purpose of this study is to determine bariatric patients’ preference of telemedicine or in-person assessment for post-operative care.

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.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients > 18 years of age.
  • Undergoing bariatric surgery; primary Roux-en Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.
  • Be in the United States at the time of their 30-day follow-up.
  • Live 70 miles or further from the Mayo Clinic downtown campus in Rochester, MN.
  • Willing to consent for the study.
  • Access to Wi-Fi and electronic device (laptop, computer, tablet, smart phones, etc.).

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients < 18 years of age.
  • Be outside the United States at the time of their follow-up.
  • Undergoing revision of previous bariatric surgery.
  • Unable to speak English.
  • Unwilling or unable to provide consent for the study.

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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Pamela Skaran

(507) 538-7155


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