Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 282, Issue 2, pp 225–227

Complications in pregnancy after bariatric surgery

  • C. Iavazzo
  • F. Ntziora
  • I. Rousos
  • D. Paschalinopoulos
Short Communication
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Abstract

Introduction

The application of bariatric surgery has recently spread among obese women including women of reproductive age.

Materials and methods

We sought to present three cases of obese women undergoing bariatric surgery, their monitoring and complications during pregnancy.

Conclusion

We suggest that conception should be postponed for at least 18 months after bariatric operation to avoid complications concerning both mother and fetus mainly associated with nutritional deficiencies due to the anatomical and physiological changes of such operations.

Keywords

Gastric banding surgery Roux-en-Y surgery Complication Pregnancy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Iavazzo
    • 1
  • F. Ntziora
    • 1
  • I. Rousos
    • 1
  • D. Paschalinopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Vougiouklakeion HospitalAthensGreece

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