Discipline: Biological Sciences
Subcategory: Physiology and Health
Nadya Ali - Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Co-Author(s): Mostafa I. Abuzeid MD, IVF Michigan Rochester Hills & Flint, PC
Approximately 6.1 million women in the US currently struggle with infertility. Few data exist regarding the impact of bariatric surgery in anovulatory obese women who complete assisted reproductive technology (ART). In this case report, we study the IVF outcome of a female patient who underwent bariatric surgery and lost 100 lbs before beginning her IVF treatment course. Our goal is to assess the effect of bariatric surgery on IVF pregnancy outcome in a woman who previously failed several IVF cycles due to obese related infertility. Although additional research with a larger study cohort would be useful in determining a definite correlation between bariatric surgery and IVF treatment outcome, this research has the capability of encouraging weight loss surgery in obese infertile women seeking IVF treatment. Next steps include studying the impact of bariatric surgery in obese infertile men from couples pursuing ART treatment.Not Submitted
Funder Acknowledgement(s): This research project did not receive any funding.
Faculty Advisor: Mostafa I. Abuzeid, email@example.com
Role: I completed a comprehensive literature review and case report under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Abuzeid.