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Lap-Band Surgery on Adolescents for Safety and Efficacy (ALAGB)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2016 by New York University School of Medicine
Hope Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: September 13, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
This study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the use of the LAP-BAND surgery in the morbidly obese adolescent population.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: Lap-Band
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB®) Operations in the Treatment of Morbidly Obese Adolescents (Ages 14-17)

Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the use of the LAP-BAND® System in the morbidly obese adolescent population. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The secondary objective is to assess the status of co-morbidities and changes in quality of life from baseline. [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: June 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lap-Band
Lap-band surgery in treatment of morbidly obese adolescents
Device: Lap-Band
Obesity and adolescents
Other Name: Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) Operation

Detailed Description:

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the use of the LAP-BAND® System in the morbidly obese adolescent population in the United States, and therefore provide these individuals with a significantly less morbid and reversible surgical option for weight loss.

STUDY VARIABLES:The primary efficacy variable is weight loss evaluated in terms of % excess weight loss (EWL).

DESIGN:Prospective, open-label, and single center


Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Be at least 14 and less than 18 years of age at the time of enrollment into the study.
  • Have a BMI of at least 40
  • Have a history of obesity for at least 5 years, including failed attempts at diet and medical management of obesity.
  • Confirmation by a psychologist or psychiatrist experienced with adolescents that the subject is sufficiently mature emotionally to comply with the study protocol.

Express willingness to follow protocol requirements.

•Assure investigators that subject, if female of childbearing potential, is using an appropriate form of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intention or need to have another surgical procedure for weight reduction within 12 months of Lap Band placement.
  • History of congenital or acquired anomalies of the G.I. tract, such as; congenital or acquired intestinal telangiectasia, Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis; severe cardiopulmonary disease or severe coagulopathy; hepatic insufficiency or cirrhosis.
  • Presence of dysphagia or documented esophageal dysmotility.
  • Patients with autoimmune connective tissue disorders
  • Patients with acute abdominal infections
  • Pregnancy or intention of becoming pregnant in the next 12 months.
  • Presence of psychiatric problems or immaturity which would compromise cooperation with the study protocol.
  • History of previous bariatric surgery, intestinal obstruction or adhesive peritonitis.
  • Presence of localized or systemic infection at the time of surgery.
  • Chronic use of aspirin and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and unwillingness to discontinue the use of these concomitant medications.
  • History of gastric or esophageal surgery.
  • Use of weigh loss medications simultaneously
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00587301

Contact: Heekoung A Youn, M.A. 212 263 3166

United States, New York
NYU SOM Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
Hope Foundation
Principal Investigator: Christine Ren-Fielding, M.D. NYUSOM
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: New York University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00587301     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H# 11876
G050010 ( Other Identifier: H 11876 )
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Last Updated: September 13, 2016

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Child Obesity processed this record on May 25, 2017