Subsequent course

After your operation, we closely watch your recovery and progress.

Surgical department at the RKZ

After the operation against overweight in the Red Cross Hospital (RKZ), you will return after 2 weeks to the RKZ. Your stitches will be removed here.


After 6 weeks you will return for an interview with the surgeon. Subsequently, we see you back annually, until 5 years after the operation.

Dutch Obesity Clinic

The aftercare course takes 5 years in total, of which the first year is very intense. You will attend 23 meetings at the Dutch Obesity Clinic. You will receive counselling from:

    • a dietician
    • an exercise expert
    • a psychologist
    • an obesity nurse
  • a doctor