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Follow Up Visits

Follow Up Visits

Follow Up Visits

Follow up visits after having weight loss surgery are extremely important. In fact, it's as important as having the operation itself. The importance of these visits stems from multiple factors: one, you want to go back and make sure that you are healing properly from the operation. Aside from that, it's important to go back because visiting with your weight loss surgeon on multiple frequent visits also holds you accountable and helps to make sure that you adopt this healthy lifestyle and that you maintain this healthy lifestyle. The follow up visits that we expect patients to come for after surgery are the 1-week post-op visit, we then see our patients at 1 month, and then at 3-month intervals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. After 12 months, we see our patients 6 months later (at 18 months) and at 2 years. After 2 years, we continue to see our patients every year for the rest of their lives.

Doctor Profile

Kai Nishi, MD, FACS

Bariatric Surgery

  • Board Certified bariatric surgeon at Khalili Center for Bariatric Care
  • Formerly the Assistant Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery
  • One of the principal investigators of the FDA trials on a new procedure called TOGA (incision-less weight loss surgery), and is one of only a handful of surgeons in the U.S. who have performed this procedure

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