Fertility, miscarriage and pregnancy after vertical banded gastroplasty operation for morbid obesity

Boris Bilenka, Izhar Ben‐Shlomo, Carlos Cozacov, Clive H. Gold, Shlfra Zohar

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Abstract

Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) is today the most widely performed bariatric operation. The procedures used previously for the same purpose resulted in metabolic derangements and other pathologies during pregnancy. In a retrospective study we compared the reproductive performance of nine women prior to VBG and after it. Of eighteen pregnancies prior to the operation, seven ended with miscarriage, while only one of fourteen pregnancies conceived after the operation was aborted. The rate of spontaneous conception was greatly increased after the operation and there were fewer complications in the course of the pregnancies. From the obstetrician and gynecologist's point of view VBG seems to be a good treatment for morbid obesity. 1995 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • fertility
  • miscarriage
  • morbid obesity
  • pregnancy
  • vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG)

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