Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach. Another method is resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch, which is defined as gastric bypass surgery.
Weight Loss Surgery Affecting Pregnancy
There are various forms of weight loss surgery. However, one in particular raises a substantial risk for a complication when a woman presents for routine pregnancy. In the past, almost 70% of woman undergoing a gastric bypass were of child bearing age. Today, those very women are presenting to the hospital for pregnancy, only to learn their prior weight loss surgery raises a substantial risk of developing a complication. Read more about it here…
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