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I was talking to my Dr. about how often I should come in, after the first year of monthly visits. According to her, over 90% of the people they've operated on don't go back after they reach their goal weight.

If you've reached your goal already, are you still seeing your surgeon periodically for check ups or anything?

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You should still see your Dr at least once a year.

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Not at goal here, but I don't go every month either. They all do it different.

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I last saw my doctor in July. I had exceeded my weight loss goal at that time, and he OK'd me losing more if I wanted. We scheduled the next appointment for July 2011, unless I have problems or need a fill before that.

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my doctor does monthly checkups the first year than sixth month then yearly. he said the patients that have the problems long term are the ones who he doesn't see.

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Definitely, I go back once or twice a year. I've had top up fills and now I need an unfill for another surgery, I will go in in a week or two to discuss it - whether they want to unfill me all at once, or take me down gradually over the next month, what I can expect, how I should manage things, when I can be refilled. I want my mind put at rest over this, although truth be told, I think I will be absolutely fine with no fill.

But that's what my doc is for, and I dont feel that just because I'm at goal I can forget I have a lapband inside me, I want it there, healthy and sound and part of that is keeping on top of things like regular check ups.

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