BRIEF ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Dr. Raftopoulos discusses morbidly obese patients with fibromyalgia, infertility and pregnancy, is weight loss surgery an option for patients with BMI less than 35 and are you as strong as you were prior to weight loss surgery.
Valerie Ross Homan, MA, MS, LCSW and Lori Sperling Nevins, MSW, LCSW
BRIEF ARTICLE OVERVIEW: The professional medical literature has well documented that morbid obesity affects health in numerous ways including impacting the female reproductive system. Pregnancy is unsafe for both patient and fetal health to occur in the 18-24 months post-op. Bariatric surgery patients are considered high risk because of the potentially compromised nutritional status during pregnancy. Pregnancy for the bariatric patient can be an emotionally charged issue on a number of levels.