BARIATRIC PRE-SURGERY PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION
Preparing You for Your Surgery
Bariatric surgery is a proven weight loss technique that leads to a reduction in many health risk factors (glucose tolerance, cholesterol, arthritis, chronic pain, etc. ) Psychological well-being is an important consideration going into surgery.
Our evaluation will address psychological obstacles to successful surgery by identifying those problems and planning a strategy to compensate for the anticipated barriers. Evaluations typically take less than 3 hours and include cognitive screening, a brief assessment of psychiatric disorders, and a discussion centered on your knowledge of the perceived benefits and risks of surgery.
The goal is not to restrict access to surgery, but rather to help you incorporate the procedure into your life.