Post-Operative Visits*

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It is important to continue to see the Surgeon for regular appointments after any bariatric surgery.** There are several reasons for this. First, early post-operative problems such as wound infections are best detected by physical examination at the time of the first post-operative appointment. It is also important to give the patient guidance on his or her diet after surgery. Reinforcing the proper way to eat can avoid negative symptoms and frustrations that can occur. Finally, screening for long term problems, such as vitamin / mineral deficiency (or evidence of bypass prolapse) should be done at regular intervals.

We recommend post-operative appointments as follows:

  • 1 week
  • 1 month – First Adjustment
  • 3 months – Second Adjustment
  • Every 2-6 Months – Depending on the need for Adjustments
  • 1 year
  • Then yearly

Beginning 1 year after surgery, and yearly thereafter, blood tests should be drawn the week before the appointment, so they will be available for review when the patient comes in. Routine labs are:

  • complete blood count
  • serum electrolytes with creatinine and glucose
  • iron, iron saturation, TIBC, ferritin
  • vitamin B1
  • vitamin B12
  • folic acid
  • ionized calcium and PTH levels

Any problems that are detected may require treatment and more frequent office visits to ensure a cure. Dr. Marvin believes that providing long-term follow up is essential to ensuring the best outcomes for his patients. We work together in a mutual Patient-Physician relationship to achieve these goals.

To schedule an appointment please call:

866-696-8660

or

713-993-7124

Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve –  Post-operative Office Visit

It is important to continue to see the Surgeon for regular appointments after a Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve operation. There are several reasons for this. First, early post-operative problems such as wound infections are best detected by physical examination at the first post-operative visit. It is also important to give the patient guidance on his or her diet after surgery. Reinforcing the proper way to eat can avoid negative symptoms and frustrations that can occur. Finally, screening for long term problems, such as vitamin or mineral deficiency, should be done at regular intervals, so that if they appear they can be treated before the patient becomes symptomatic.

We recommend post-operative appointments as follows:

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 3 months
  • 6 months
  • 1 year
  • Then yearly

From 3 months on blood tests should be drawn the week before the appointment, so they will be available for review when the patient comes in. Routine labs are:

  • complete blood count
  • serum electrolytes with creatinine and glucose
  • iron, iron saturation, TIBC, ferritin
  • vitamin B1
  • vitamin B12
  • folic acid
  • ionized calcium and PTH levels

Any problems that are detected may require treatment and more frequent office visits to ensure a cure. Dr. Marvin believes that providing long-term follow up is essential to ensuring the best outcomes for his patients. We work together in a mutual Patient-Physician relationship to achieve these goals.

To schedule an appointment please call:

866-696-8660

or

713-993-7124

**Endoscopic procedures follow a modified schedule to be provided by the clinic.

* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the surgery type and the compliance with the aftercare program. As with any medical procedure or surgery, there are specific risks and possible complications. The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results may not be representative of the experience of others. Testimonials are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefits in exchange for said statements. The testimonials are representative of patient experience but the exact number of pounds lost and experience will be unique and individual to each patient.

Make an appointment with Dr. Marvin for diagnosis and treatment.