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Growing Number of Women Are Having Weight Loss Surgery to Help Fertility Issues
A growing number of women struggling to have a baby are going under the knife and getting weight-loss surgery to boost their fertility. The research on bariatric surgery and fertility is meager, but a study out this month found that six obese women diagnosed as infertile got pregnant after the operation. "Surgery is a last resort. It should be offered to patients that can't reduce their weight significantly other ways," said Avner Herschlag, medical director of the Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore-LIJ Health System in Manhasset, L.I.