Contraception After Surgery
Contraception is recommended as soon as surgery is planned and then for 12 to 18 months after the operation. The efficacy of oral contraception must be discussed.
If a patient intends to conceive following obesity surgery, we recommend planning nutritional follow-up by the multidisciplinary team before conception or, failing this, at the very start of the pregnancy, during the pregnancy and post-partum.
Obesity surgery is contraindicated for pregnant women.
Surgery can dramatically improve quality of life and improve medical conditions associated with obesity.
Perioperative Safety in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery
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Quality of Life Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review.
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