What follow-up do I need after bariatric surgery?
You will need to have follow-up for the rest of your life after having bariatric surgery. This includes regular blood work (at least once a year) and getting support for the lifestyle changes you need to make, including:
- changes to what you eat and how much you eat
- taking vitamin and mineral supplements
- taking care of your mental and emotional health
- being active
- keeping other healthy habits you developed before surgery
How often will I have follow-up appointments?
You will have follow-up appointments after surgery with your healthcare team to look for any complications and to check your:
- general health
How often you go for follow-up depends on your needs and where you had surgery. Most people will have follow-up at 2 weeks, 4 to 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months after surgery.