Clinical Research

At Gateway GI Research, your health is our top priority. We understand your diagnosis is a difficult one. You have had to make lifestyle changes and may have no approved medication options available. You have far more questions than answers.

As our nation’s health problems continue to grow, we are taking an innovative approach to address the challenges presented. Working alongside your doctor at Gateway GI, we offer you the extra care in an environment designed to provide you with the best healthcare information, support and emerging treatment options. We are committed to providing you with every resource available and will be there every step of the way.

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a study that finds out if a treatment can improve patients’ health. A treatment can be a drug, a medical device, or a medical procedure.

Do I have to participate?

No, participating in research is entirely voluntary. You may be research eligible but the final decision to be involved is entirely up to you.

Why should I participate?

Clinical trials are needed to advance medical care and clinical trial volunteers are vital in this process. Volunteers choose to participate for many reasons—the chance to play a more active role in their own care, gain access to new treatment options, and help others by contributing to the future of medical science.

If I agree to participate, can I stop at any time?

Yes, clinical trial volunteers have the right to change their minds at any time even after they have started.

Will my insurance cover research medications and treatments?

No, because your insurance will not be billed. In fact, volunteers may receive compensation for their time and travel. The research team will clearly outline any compensation that will be provided during the informed consent process.

Are there risks in clinical trials?

Yes, risks will be explained to potential volunteers and time will be given to answer your questions and concerns. The “type of harm” that might result from being a volunteer and the “likelihood” of harm happening will be shared.

Where do the clinical trials take place?

Gateway GI Research is located at 12855 N. Forty Drive, Suite 295 St. Louis, MO. 63141. If you need detailed directions, you may find detailed instructions at: 636-214-5291 https://objective.health/location/gateway-gi-research/