Your weight loss surgery package will include a 2-year follow-up programme, where you will be seen 4 times by your consultant, and also 6-8 times by the dietitian. Your appointments will be more frequent to start with after your operation, but as time goes by you would normally need to be seen every few months. It is likely that your weight loss will have plateaued by the end of the 2-year period, so at this stage, you will be given advice on maintaining your new healthy weight.
You will have regular blood tests during your follow-up period, to make sure that your nutrition is optimal, and that you are not becoming deplete of iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and folic acid. Your consultant and dietitian will check that your results are normal, and recommend any additional supplementation you might need.
In between appointments, if you have any questions or concerns, then please call our administrator, Jan Marshall, on 0118 336 8818, who will be able to contact the team and provide you with the information you need.
After 2 years, you will be discharged back to the care of your GP, who will be able to continue your monitoring blood tests on an annual basis.