Follow-up

LAP-BAND®
Patients will be seen at 2-3 weeks post-op for a educational class and at 6 weeks post-op, 8 weeks, and 10 weeks. The first "fill" will be in the office at the six week visit. We do not "fill" before then because this has been associated with an increased noted slippages and erosions). "Fills" thereafter occur at 4-6 week intervals or more often as determined by the patients weight loss and ability to tolerate large volumes of solids (or loss of satiety). This is extremely variable particularly at the beginning. Yearly follow-up is recommended even for patients who have reached their weight loss goals. If you are a self-pay patient we include 18 months of adjustments with your fee. To lose weight with this procedure you must have follow up visits and adjustments to the band. We do not follow any patients that have gone out of the country to have this procedure done.

ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS
Following the Roux-en-Y procedure, patients are routinely seen at three weeks, three months, six months, and one year post-op. We recommend yearly follow-up appointments after the first post-op year. If any problems are encountered, more frequent visits may be necessary.

Lab work will be checked at six months and yearly thereafter. Yearly labs are extremely important in preventing late metabolic complications of the Roux-en-Y procedure.