Department of Surgery

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Research


The dramatic health-improving effects of weight loss and metabolic surgery have resulted in an explosion of research endeavors that aim to better understand the molecular mechanisms of metabolic dysfunction.

Our division is heavily engaged in conducting such research, particularly in optimizing the outcomes of medical and surgical treatment of obesity, investigating new devices which may result in ever-decreasing invasive techniques, and achieving a better understanding of how metabolic surgery can improve the clinical outcomes of patients who proceed to other types of surgery, such as joint replacement and organ transplant operations.

The research opportunities offered by Baylor College of Medicine and our colleagues in Texas Medical Center represent a collaborative system that is unrivaled in its potential to advance this field of medicine and reap enduring rewards for our patients.