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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.

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