When you think about your future, does it include the pitter-patter of tiny feet scurrying about your home? If you are wondering if weight-loss can improve your fertility? The answer is yes. Numerous studies have shown that losing 5-10% of weight can improve fertility, regular menstrual cycles, more regular ovulation, and more. On average, weight-loss surgery patients lose 50-70% of their excess weight.

Excess weight can impact reproductive health in several ways:

  • Higher risk for female infertility
  • Lower chance of spontaneous pregnancy
  • Higher chance of anovulation (where an egg is not released each cycle)
  • Lower IVF pregnancy rate in obese women
  • Increased risk of gestational diabetes, miscarriage, and stillbirth
  • Lower sperm count and motility (normal sperm movement) in overweight and obese men
  • Hormones essential to reproduction, such as testosterone, may be affected
  • A child born to a mother with excess weight will struggle with their weight as well.

New York Bariatric Group provides weight-loss surgeries and solutions that can lead to happy, healthy, growing families.


Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the leading cause of infertility in women ages 20-35. Obesity and insulin resistance are vital contributors to this hormone disorder. The Cleveland Clinic explains how insulin resistance manifests differently throughout an obese person’s body: “‘In the pancreas, it shows up as diabetes. In the liver, people develop fatty liver disease. In the ovaries, they develop PCOS.’” With weight-loss surgery, however, insulin resistance can decrease, which facilitates fertility.

An article published by the National Institutes of Health details several cases in which conception and pregnancy significantly improved post-surgery. One of these studies reported a conception rate of 100% for previously infertile PCOS subjects.

Obesity Surgery recently shared the findings of a study investigating the impact of bariatric surgery on fertility, pregnancy, and newborn outcomes in reproductive-age women. Women with regular menstrual cycles increased from 52.9% before bariatric surgery to 72.9% one year after surgery. PCOS women experienced especially notable progress in menstrual regularity. Researchers also observed positive perinatal results, with a reduction in birth weight and macrosomia rate, describing a much larger newborn than average.

If you are facing fertility challenges or have been diagnosed with PCOS, do not give up. Schedule a consultation with New York Bariatric Group to discover the ways bariatric surgery can improve your reproductive health and shape your future.


When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around, and our numbers prove it:

  • 20 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 1 Plastic Surgeon, and 13 PA’s
  • 18,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q&A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Since 2000, we boast over 20 years of success!


Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health to keep our staff and patients safe.

We offer in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone can get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.



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Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating