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Bariatric Surgery

Our licensed mental health clinicians serve important roles through the entire span of the surgical and postsurgical process.

All surgical candidates are required by our program to partake in a psychosocial evaluation prior to surgical approval.

Presurgical Psychosocial Evaluation

Psychosocial factors can affect the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery including emotional adjustment, compliance with surgical recommendations and weight loss outcomes. The purpose of the presurgical psychosocial evaluation is to identify factors that may pose challenges to optimal surgical outcomes.

The presurgical psychosocial evaluation also provides an opportunity for every patient to establish a relationship with the evaluator who serves as an ongoing resource and integral part of postoperative care.

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