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Posted by: Anony | 2010/07/20

Bariatric surgery, laparoscopy to remove endo and IVF

I would like to find out if one can go for a lap-band/weight loss surgery before embarking on fertility treatment? if so, what is the impact on IVF or effect on a laparoscopy that must be performed to remove the endo before IVF?

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Dear Anony

I see no reason as to why there are any contra-indications to having lap-band surgery before embarking on fertility treatment. Obesity has been often associated with decreasing fertility potential and treating the obesity would more likely improve fertility treatment. So as a general rule there should be no impact of lap-band/weight loss surgery on IVF or on a laparoscopy that needs to be performed for removal of endometriosis before IVF begins.

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Posted by: Fertility expert | 2010/07/27

Dear Anony

I see no reason as to why there are any contra-indications to having lap-band surgery before embarking on fertility treatment. Obesity has been often associated with decreasing fertility potential and treating the obesity would more likely improve fertility treatment. So as a general rule there should be no impact of lap-band/weight loss surgery on IVF or on a laparoscopy that needs to be performed for removal of endometriosis before IVF begins.

Answered by: Dr Y.M. Dasoo

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