Follow up visits after having weight loss surgery are extremely important. In fact, it’s as important as having the operation itself. The importance of these visits stems from multiple factors: one, you want to go back and make sure that you are healing properly from the operation. Aside from that, it’s important to go back because visiting with your weight loss surgeon on multiple frequent visits also holds you accountable and helps to make sure that you adopt this healthy lifestyle and that you maintain this healthy lifestyle. The follow up visits that we expect patients to come for after surgery are the 1-week post-op visit, we then see our patients at 1 month, and then at 3-month intervals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. After 12 months, we see our patients 6 months later (at 18 months) and at 2 years. After 2 years, we continue to see our patients every year for the rest of their lives.