Utilization of Telehealth for Increasing Access to Bariatric Surgery.


About this study

The purpose of this study is is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of telehealth for increasing access to bariatric surgery and compare outcomes to patients who receive F2F visits.

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:  

  • Meet medical necessity criteria for primary bariatric surgery and reside in FL.
  • Can participate fully in all aspects of the protocol and keep scheduled appointments.
  • Have in home access to telehealth.
  • Provide written informed consent.
  • Are willing to accept randomization.
  • Have a primary care doctor to facilitate local testing in preparation for bariatric surgery.   

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • < 18 years of age.

Eligibility last updated 10/25/22 Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact

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

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Gretchen Ames, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Mauricia Buchanan R.N.


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