Follow up visits after weight loss surgery are extremely important. In fact, it’s as important as having the operation itself. These visits make sure that you are healing properly from the operation. Visiting your weight loss surgeon frequently also holds you accountable and helps to make sure that you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Patients are expected to come for follow-up appointments after surgery at 1 week and 1 month. Then patients come at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. After 12 months, patients are to come in at 6-month intervals for 2 years, then once a year for the rest of their lives.