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Our Collaborative consists of pioneers in evidence-based surgical research. Explore a snapshot of recent published works via visual abstract. Contact us to receive further information about our work.


There were an estimated 240,000 bariatric procedures performed in 2018. Approximately 16,000 of those will go on to reoperation due to weight regain or complications. Assuming a cost of $25,000 per surgery, this could cost the healthcare system $42 million per year. To combat this, we developed a mobile application that guides patients through the bariatric surgery process.

If you had a procedure in your toolkit proven to help people get to a healthier weight and mitigate or even resolve their diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, would you use it?

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A survey examines what qualities patients look for when choosing a bariatric surgery procedure. But those needs might not align with their final decision. Study shows cost and weight-loss potential matter most.

Adoption of robotic surgery has been rapid and enthusiastic. Here are some takeaways from a closer look at the trends.


More detailed understanding of which specific aspects of technique combine to make the “optimal” sleeve gastrectomy are necessary to help surgeons improve their practice.

New persistent opioid use is common following bariatric surgery and associated with significantly worse physiologic and psychologic outcomes.


Comparing the safety of sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass in a cohort of commercially insured patients from the IBM MarketScan claims database.

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