Bariatric Surgery Evaluations
Bariatric surgery evaluations are conducted by a psychologist to assess readiness for medical weight loss procedures. This is a two part process, consisting of:
1) An initial intake and psychological assessment
2) A feedback session
Who is this for?
If you are discussing a medical weight loss surgery, a part of the process is typically clearance by a psychologist. If your doctor has referred you for an evaluation, this assessment is for you.
How does it work?
During the initial meeting, a client will meet with a psychologist for 3-4 hours who will gather in depth information assessing competency, preparedness, and emotional stability. This meeting will consist of both an in-depth interview and psychological assessments. Approximately two weeks later, the psychologist will have a written report prepared for feedback.
During the feedback session, which can take 30-60 minutes, the psychologist provides and explains the data gathered within the written report. A determination will be made if the client is an excellent, good, fair, or poor candidate for bariatric surgery, and a comprehensive list of recommendations is provided to help ensure psychological success following the procedure.