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Title: Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Prospective Study in Overweight and Mildly Obese Subjects

PI: Francesco Rubino, MD

Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College

IRB #: 0906010450

IRB Expiration: 7/24/2012

Study Description: The aim of this observational study is to understand if the well known efficacy of Roux-en-Y-Gastric Bypass in morbidly obese subjects in the resolution/improvement of type 2 diabetes would be the same in overweight and mildly obese subjects. In this pilot study, pre and post operative measures of diabetes and related comorbidities, such as cardiovascular risk factors, are compared. The cost of surgery and pre and post surgical assessments are not covered in this study.

Involvement: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery

Age: 18+ years

Eligibility: Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes, BMI 26-35 kg/m2

Commitment: Up to 5 years

Contact: Catherine Wedick at 212-746-5725 or

Sponsor(s): Internal