Evaluación del embarazo luego de la cirugía bariátrica de la obesidad

Translated title of the contribution: Pregnancy outcome after bariatric surgery for obesity

Eyal Sheiner

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Obesity, generally defined as body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 and above, is a universal growing epidemic. From a public health perspective, it represents an important modifiable risk factor for adverse health and pregnancy outcome. There is a significant association between obesity and diabetes mellitus, hypertensive disorders, ischemic heart disease and sleep apnea. During pregnancy, obesity is associated with fertility treatments, recurrent abortions, preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus and other complications such as labor dystocia, mal-presentations, fetal macrosomia, and higher rates of cesarean deliveries. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for morbidly obese patients, and these operations are performed predominantly among women. Few studies have addressed pregnancy outcome after obesity surgery. Basically, pregnancy outcome is comparable to controls of normal BMI. This review aims to present updates on the relationship between obesity and pregnancy outcomes, and the outcome of patients following bariatric surgeries.

Translated title of the contributionPregnancy outcome after bariatric surgery for obesity
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalSalud (i) Ciencia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2006


  • Bariatric
  • Cesarean delivery
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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