Bariatric Psychological Evaluation

What Your Bariatric Psychological Evaluation Needs To Prove In Order For You To Get Surgery

If you're thinking about having bariatric surgery, you know the importance of a bariatric psychological evaluation. There's no need to be nervous about your bariatric surgery psychological evaluation. The evaluation exists to ensure that you're ready for this type of life changing surgery, and to prove that you understand what you'll need to do in the weeks, months, and years following your surgery in order to stay healthy.

When you get your bariatric surgery psychological evaluation, try not to think of it like a test that you'll either pass or fail. During your bariatric psychological evaluation, your psychologist is simply looking to ensure that you understand what you're about to do, and the lifelong changes that you'll need to make after your surgery. Getting bariatric surgery can be risky, and it's important that you understand how this procedure will impact your future.

After talking with your psychologist, they'll tell you whether they think you're a good fit for bariatric surgery. They'll also talk with your doctor and let them know whether they think you're ready for the procedure. If the psychologist or your doctor have any concerns, they'll work with you to create a treatment plan to prepare you for surgery, and revisit the conversation later.

If you're ready to get your evaluation for bariatric surgery, reach out to Dr. Carol McLean. She has years of experience working with bariatric surgery patients, and is here to provide the evaluation you need to move forward.