Bariatric Surgery and Fertility


  • Burhan MAYİR

Received Date: 05.01.2017 Accepted Date: 17.04.2017 Bezmialem Science 2018;6(1):63-66

Reproductive concerns and pregnancy outcomes after bariatric surgery is performed are important issues for patients, general surgeons, and obstetrics and gynecology specialists. Although there are no official guidelines available concerning the pregnancy outcome after bariatric surgery is performed, being pregnant after bariatric surgery is performed seems to be safe. However, conception is not recommended within the first year of undergoing bariatric surgery when there is rapid weight loss. Patients must be carefully evaluated before conception, and necessary supplements such as vitamins and folic acid must be recommended.

Keywords: Obesity, bariatric surgery, fertility, pregnancy