Everyday Family Medicine

Reproductive Impacts of Bariatric Surgery for Obese Women

September 21, 201521 min
Host: Jennifer Caudle, DO

Guest: Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG

In the past 20 years, rates of bariatric surgery have risen more than 800%. Of the number of bariatric procedures performed every year, women of reproductive age account for the vast majority of patients. What are the obstetric and gynecological effects of these various surgical procedures on female patients, and how can potential complications be prevented? Host Dr. Jennifer Caudle welcomes Dr. Renee S. Allen, Board certified OB/GYN and hospitalist, Fellow of ACOG, and Masters of Health Sciences from Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss OB/GYN counseling strategies for women who have undergone or intend to undergo bariatric surgery.

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