People who keep their bariatric post-op check-ups typically lose more weight than those who don’t. These office visits are comprised of far more than just the number you see on the scale. The follow-up visits are important to make sure that you are adjusting to your procedure, and that you are not having problems with your nutritional intake from either food or any recommended vitamins. Dr. Fernandez will also check your labs and ensure that you are progressing mentally, emotionally and physically.
As part of Dr. Fernandez’s comprehensive bariatric program, we recommend at least 4 follow-up visits during the first-year; every six months during the year after surgery; and once yearly thereafter.
After your weight loss surgery, the outcome is up to you and you alone. You can achieve a good result, or you can potentially achieve a faster outstanding outcome. As the patient, you are in the driver’s seat of your weight loss and your level of commitment is up to you.
Patients who don’t make or keep their bariatric follow-up appointments may eventually suffer the consequences of diminished overall weight loss.
For appointment scheduling, please call our office at 256-882-1908.