Follow Up Appointments

One week You will be contacted by phone around one week after your operation to check on your progress. Use this call to ask any questions you may have.
Two weeks You will be asked to make an appointment to see your surgeon in two to four weeks after surgery.  Make sure you keep this appointment.
Four weeks  Please make an appointment to see your dietitian
Six weeks  Appointment to see your surgeon. Some patients may find it helpful to see a psychologist at this time.
Three months Appointment to see surgeon (or nurse practitioner) and dietitian.
Six months  Appointment to see surgeon (or nurse practitioner) and dietitian.
One year Appointment to see surgeon (or nurse practitioner) and dietitian.
Two years Appointment to see surgeon (or nurse practitioner).
Many patients will be able to be discharged after two years. Your GP will be asked to arrange blood tests to check your vitamin levels on an annual basis.
Every year   Appointment to see surgeon (or nurse practitioner) if required.

 

Often you will be asked to obtain specific blood tests in the week before an appointment. Other medications, such as calcium, vitamin D and iron, may be prescribed after surgery at these follow-up visits.

 

Potential complications of surgery →

After bariatic surgery, we see people eat to live; they no longer live to eat.