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Life After Surgery


 

Follow-up Visits

When you undergo bariatric surgery, one of the most important components is your commitment to follow-up. We want to work with you in reaching and maintaining your health goals, and regular follow-up visits are crucial to your care after bariatric surgery. During your visits, we will evaluate your commitment to the lifestyle changes required, assess your weight loss, and monitor your health with blood work. Weight loss is a lifetime commitment to health
and well-being, so it should not surprise you to learn that you will also be required to attend follow-up visits for life. The visits start one week out from bariatric surgery and gradually span to once-yearly checkups. You are required to return for evaluation on the following schedule:

All of The Bariatric Experts’ patients in the Frisco, Denton and Abilene, Texas area are should stick to the prescribed schedule for follow-up visits:
• One week – initial postoperative evaluation
• Six week – phone call check in; psychological and nutritional follow up as needed
• Three months – evaluation and blood work, diet assessment, assessment of
compliance with vitamins and exercise; psychological follow up as needed
• Six months – evaluation and blood work, diet assessment, assessment of
compliance with vitamins and exercise; psychological follow up as needed
• Nine months – evaluation and blood work, diet assessment, assessment of
compliance with vitamins and exercise; psychological follow up as needed
• Twelve months – physician evaluation and blood work
• Yearly for life – physician evaluation and blood work

Missing office visits could compromise the outcomes of your weight loss surgery. Long-term follow-up care after bariatric surgery is essential for success. It is our sincere desire that your new life after bariatric surgery is one you will continue to enjoy for a lifetime. If you have any questions about gastric bypass or gastric sleeve aftercare in Frisco, Denton or Abilene, please give our office a call 940-577-2090.

Support Groups

Support groups are helpful for anyone undergoing a major life change, and weight loss surgery is no exception. The team at The Bariatric Experts offers access to nutritionists, fitness counselors, and mental health experts to help you on your weight loss journey.

We encourage you to join online support groups and social communities as you go through
your process of change. Friends and family may be less helpful than strangers who have personally experienced dramatic weight loss, so seek out support from those who have been there, and who can help guide the way to lifelong success. Check out the facebook page for patients of The Bariatric Experts at Team Expert Surgical on Facebook.

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