How often will I see the doctor after my weight loss (bariatric) surgery?

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After bariatric surgery, you will see your doctor regularly for follow-up. In this video, Richard DiCicco, MD, a bariatric surgeon at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, describes different follow-up schedules depending on the type of weight loss surgery. 
While you are healing, you will be seen on a regular basis, usually once after two weeks and again six weeks after surgery. You return for a follow-up visit after six months to make sure you are adjusting well, and then once a year after that. It is important for us to follow your vitamin and mineral levels (particularly after gastric bypass) as well as your protein intake.

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