Bariatric Evaluations

You Passed Your Bariatric Surgery Psych Eval: Now What?

If you're getting ready for bariatric surgery, you know how tough it can be to do all that you need to do to start the process. After you pass your bariatric surgery psych eval, you may be wondering what comes next. If your psychologist has talked to your surgeon to let them know you've passed your bariatric evaluations, it will be time to move forward with your bariatric procedure.

After your bariatric surgery psych eval, your psychologist will talk with your doctor about how you're feeling when it comes to the procedure. Using this information, your doctor will work with you to develop a plan for the months leading up to surgery, as well as your life after surgery. This may include making lifestyle changes that will benefit you long term.

After you've passed your bariatric evaluations, it may be helpful to continue working with a psychologist to go over the long standing issues that you may have when it comes to food and weight. You already know the importance of making long term changes after your bariatric surgery psych eval, and your psychologist can help to work with you to help you understand the reasons that have led you to needing to make this decision. When you understand the behaviors that led you to need bariatric surgery, you have a greater chance of changing those behaviors in the long term, leading you to become a bariatric surgery success story.

If you're ready to take your bariatric surgery psych evaluation, Dr. Carol McLean is here to help. She has years of experience working with bariatric surgery patients and can give you the help that you need to be successful before and after your procedure.