It Has Been 5 Months and I Weight 288 Lbs. I develop gestational diabetes and had a 10 lbs 15 oz baby, my blood pressure is 150/100 and my PCP is very concerned about my overall health. I have two children and do not want any more. My insurance have pre-approved the surgery and I need to pick a date to schedule the surgery. Obese Mother
How Long to Wait After C-section to Have Bariatric Surgery?
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Bariatric surgery after C-section
At this point, it is perfectly safe for you to have any kind of bariatric surgery. It is safe to do the procedure 6 to 8 weeks after a C-section, but the longer that you wait after any kind of surgery the scar tissue that is left behind from the previous surgery becomes easier to deal with. I would highly recommend bariatric surgery for you as it would improve your hypertension and it will make you run around easier with your young ones.