To schedule your post-operative appointments, please call us at 617-667-2845.


Below are our standard follow-up schedules for weight loss surgery patients, based on the procedure you have.

  • Additional appointments may be needed according to your individual requirements, tolerance and progress.
  • Additional labs may be required as indicated by your health status.
  • Follow-up is an important part of our program intended to enhance your optimal potential to achieve and sustain a new, healthy lifestyle.
  • If you are unable to make a scheduled follow-up appointment, call 617-667-2845 as soon as possible so that another patient can be accommodated.

Print food record sheet (PDF)
(required at 6-month and 1-year follow-up visits)

Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve

Post Surgery What to Expect Labs
2 weeks
Providers: surgeon, dietitian
Abdominal exam
Nutrition education

None
7 weeks
Providers: dietitian
Group nutrition education

None
3 months
Providers: bariatrician, nurse
Review of health, medications & labs
EKG and BP check
Vit/Min supplement adjustments

CBC, Chem 7, Alb, Vit B12, folate, iron, ferritin, TIBC, Vit D 25 (OH), PTH, Ca, PO4
6 months
Providers: surgeon, dietitian
Abdominal exam
Nutrition review
Review food record (previous 3 - 4 days)

None
1 year
Providers: surgeon, dietitian
Abdominal exam
Nutrition education
Review of labs
Vit/Min supplement adjustments
Review food record (previous 3 - 4 days)

CBC, Chem 7, Alb, Vit B12, folate, iron, ferritin, TIBC, Vit D 25 (OH), PTH, Ca, PO4
2 - 5 years
(annually or more frequent as needed
Providers: surgeon, dietitian

Abdominal exam
Nutrition education
Review of labs
Vit/Min supplement adjustments
Review food record (previous 3 - 4 days)

CBC, Chem 7, Alb, Vit B12, folate, iron, ferritin, TIBC, Vit D 25 (OH), PTH, Ca, PO4

Lap Adjustable Gastric Band

Post Surgery Reason For Visit Labs To Be Drawn
2 weeks
Providers: surgeon, dietitian

Abdominal exam
Nutrition education

None
7 weeks
Providers: surgeon, dietitian

Possible band fill
Group nutrition education

None
3 - 4 months
Provider: surgeon

Possible band fill

None
6 months
Providers: surgeon, dietitian

Possible band fill
Nutrition review
Vit/Min supplement adjustments
Review food record (previous 3 - 4 days)

CBC, Chem 7, Alb, Vit B12, folate, iron, ferritin, TIBC, Vit D 25 (OH), PTH, Ca, PO4
8 months
Provider: surgeon

Possible band fill

None
10 months
Provider: surgeon

Possible band fill

None
1 year
Providers: surgeon, dietitian

Possible band fill
Nutrition review
Review of labs
Vit/Min supplement adjustments
Review food record (previous 3 - 4 days)

CBC, Chem 7, Alb, Vit B12, folate, iron, ferritin, TIBC, Vit D 25 (OH), PTH, Ca, PO4
2 - 5 years
(annually or more frequent as needed)
Providers: surgeon, dietitian

Possible band fill
Nutrition review
Review of labs
Vit/Min supplement adjustments
Review food record (previous 3 - 4 days)

CBC, Chem 7, Alb, Vit B12, folate, iron, ferritin, TIBC, Vit D 25 (OH), PTH, Ca, PO4