Dr. Mathias Fobi shares how soon after bariatric surgery a patient can engage in sexual activity. Dr. Fobi has been performing weight loss surgery for more than 30 years and currently practices at Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California.
In terms of sexual activity, after having LAP-BAND® or the banding procedure you can resume sexual activities within 14 days. With the gastric bypass or the Fobi pouch we normally recommend 30 days and then, with the biliopancreatic diversion, it’s normally six weeks.
What is interesting about weight loss surgery is that people who are overweight had developed a certain amount of infertility. Losing weight increases the fertility because it takes away the fat around the ovaries and the tubes where the eggs are formed and so, as you lose weight, your fertility goes up. So we recommend to patients who have weight loss surgery to practice, what I’ll call ten medications to prevent pregnancy for at least 12 to 18 months so they don’t get pregnant, because the fertility goes up particularly during the first six months when you lose rapid weight. That happens the same with all the operations.
About Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, is an internationally recognized bariatric surgeon, who has changed the shape of Hollywood heavyweights such as Etta James and American Idol’s Randy Jackson. MAL, as he is known among friends, was born in Nkwen, a small village in Cameroon, West Africa. He is a member of the first batch, class of 1965, 0f Sacred Heart College in Mankon Bamenda in Cameroon. He came to the USA through the African Scholarship Program for American Universities (ASPAU) in 1966. This was a scholarship program that was inaugurated by President Kennedy along with the Peace Corps Program.
For more information on the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center visit http://www.tri-cityrmc.org or call 888-777-6306 to make an appointment with Dr. Mathias Fobi.
Condition: Obesity, Morbid Obesity, Weight Loss, Morbidly Obese
Related Terms: StomaphyX™, Weight Loss, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Nutrition, Overweight, BMI, Body Mass Index, Decreased Mobility, Comorbidities, Diabetes, Hypertension, REALIZE®, GERD, Bariatric Seminars, REALIZE® Band, Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, StomaphyX™
Health Care Provider: Tri-City Regional Medical Center, Tri-City Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center,The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at Tri-City Regional Medical Center
Location: West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Oceanside, Torrance, Lakewood, Long Beach, Orange County, Irvine, California, Hawaiian Gardens, 90716
Expert: Dr. Mathias A.L. Fobi, Mathias A. L. Fobi, M.D., Dr. Fobi, Doctor Fobi, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Fobi
Expertise: Incisionless Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, LAP-BAND®, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Sleeve, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fobi Pouch