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Comment & Response
June 2017

Bariatric Surgery and Risk for Perinatal Complications

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(6):607-608. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0113

To the Editor The retrospective study conducted by Parent et al1 on the association between bariatric surgery with subsequent perinatal complications showed elevated risks faced by newborns from mothers who underwent operations before conception. The risk seems to persist up to 3 years after the surgery. While this study generates important information, we have 3 concerns.

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