Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Stambough, M.D., Assistant Professor, Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine
Summary: A randomized trial evaluating a preoperative, medically supervised weight loss program. The program includes meal plans, nutritional supplements, and daily engagement via a smartphone app.
Significance: Patients with body mass indexes above 40 are prohibited from having certain elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements. The study will help determine if the intervention is effective in helping patients achieve weight-loss goals that are known to improve surgery outcomes.
TRI Services: Budget development, Medicare coverage analysis, regulatory services.
Sponsor: 20Lighter, LLC