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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 6(1) pp. 029-033, January, 2018 

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Original Research Article

Outcome of pregnancy and neonate after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Retrospective study, two centers assessment, 145 cases


1Dr. Fahad Yaslam Bamehriz MD, 2Saleh Abdulaziz Almansour, *2Mohammed Omar Alqithmi, 2Abdulrahman Mansour Alfawaz, 2AbdulAziz Mohammed Almontshri, 2Naif Abdulrahman Alarjani, 2Faisal Nasser Alshuwair, 3Frhan Iaed Alanazi,
4Raneem Hussain Alotaibi, 4Kholoud Hashish Albaqmi, 4Rahma Abdulrahman Alshehri, 4Nouf Abdulmohsin Alrushaid and
Dr. Abdulrahman Mohammed Salem M.D.


1Ass. Prof & Consultant Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric, Robotic Surgery
2Medical Intern at King Saud University
3B.S. Paramedic.
4Fifth-year medical student at king Saud university
5Consultant Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric at SMC

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: malqathmi@outlook.com

Accepted January 23, 2018




Obesity is a major global growing public-health problem. About 25% of women are suffering from obesity, of which one-third are at child bearing age (from 18 to 45 years old). Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the main bariatric surgeries known to be safe and effective in weight reduction. However, little is known about pregnancy and neonate outcomes post LSG. A retrospective study was done in Riyadh, KSA. Data were collected from two centers in King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) and Specialized Medical Center (SMC). From a total of 145 pregnancies in 106 females, there were 21 spontaneous abortions (14.5%), 13 preterm deliveries (10%), 45 Caesarean sections (36.3%) and six females having complications during their pregnancy (4.2%). Two cases ended up with the death of the neonate (1.6 %). Also, two cases had abnormalities (1.6 %). Thirty-eight neonatal births with a weight less than 2.5 kg (30.6%) were observed and the mean birth weight was calculated to be 2.6 kg (S.D ± 0.6 kg). After comparing our results with literature, we can conclude that females post LSG have complications on pregnancy and neonate much less than obese females because of weight reduction. On the other hand, LSG is associated with a high rate of low birth in Saudi population, but the cause is still not clear. A good follow-up post-LSG and nutritional advice could improve the outcome.

Keywords: Pregnancy; Neonate; LSG.






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