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 – 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. Many patients will be able to be discharged at this time. Your GP will asked to arrange blood tests to check your vitamin levels on an annual basis.
Every year   Appointment to surgeon (or nurse practitioner) if required.

 

You will often 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 at these follow-up visits.

 

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Changing how you eat, how you exercise and how you deal with stress is vital to getting the best result from obesity surgery.