It is important that you be examined the first, third, sixth, ninth, and twelfth month following bariatric surgery. Your first follow-up visit will be one to two weeks after surgery. At that time we will check your incision and answer any questions. Gastric bypass surgery–related follow-up visits are free of charge for three months. We offer free follow-up visits to cash patients for one year, although there is a charge for any laboratory work or X-rays.