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Help shape a new research project on pregnancy care following bariatric surgery

Help shape a new research project on pregnancy care following bariatric surgery


Join an online meeting to share experiences of pregnancy after bariatric surgery (gastric bypass & sleeve gastrectomy)

  • 1 hour
  • Workshop
  • Influence

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The most effective treatment for obesity is two bariatric operations called the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Women may experience more complications when they become pregnant if they have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery compared to sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Also, the current test to diagnose diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) is not reliable after bariatric surgery. The aim of my research is to find out if the sleeve gastrectomy operation has fewer complications during pregnancy than the gastric bypass operation, and to identify more reliable tests to diagnose gestational diabetes in women that have had bariatric surgery.

We would like to invite women (and/or their partners) with experience of pregnancy following bariatric surgery to join an online discussion to share their experiences and provide feedback on this new research proposal at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which aims to explore the impact of bariatric surgery on pregnancy.

Volunteer Criteria

We are hoping to involve 5 - 6 women (and/or the partners of women) who:
• Are aged over 18 years old
• have had gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy surgery AND:
• have become pregnant afterwards or are currently pregnant.

What will I be asked to do?

During the online meeting you will:
• be provided with an introduction to the research proposal and wider research area
• have the opportunity to ask any questions
• be asked to share your experiences of pregnancy following bariatric surgery in a small group discussion.

No research experience is required, it is your lived experience which will be of most value to help shape this developing research project.

When and where?

The meeting will take place online (via zoom) and will run for 1 hour. You will be asked to provide your availability for the below dates within the expression of interest form and we will go with the date/time which works for the majority.

Tuesday 7th December: 5.15 - 6.15pm
Thursday 9th December: 5.15 - 6.15pm

Will I get anything for taking part?

We are offering £30.00 for your time to take part in the 1-hour session via Zoom. This payment is based on the National Institute for Health Research payment policy for public involvement and includes a £5 contribution towards data/internet costs that may be used to access Zoom. Payment will be made via bank transfer following completion of a payment form after the meeting.

How do I get involved?

Please register your interest by completing a short online form available from the following link (external website):

The deadline to apply is midday on the 1st December 2021.

Application will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the deadline.

If you have any trouble accessing/completing the form please get in touch with [email protected]

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If you have any queries about this opportunity, or would like further information, please contact Dr Saleem Ansari via

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