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Bariatric Surgery

Follow Up Visits

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:

  • weight
  • nutrition
  • medicines
  • 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.​

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