What Is Bariatric Surgery Psychological Testing?
A bariatric surgery psychological evaluation is an assessment that your medical doctor and your insurance provider use to determine if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
Perhaps you’re considering bariatric surgery as a means to achieve your weight-loss goals. Or, maybe you’ve already decided to move forward with the procedure. A pre-surgical psychological evaluation ensures your safety and the procedure’s success at every stage. The psychologist plays a critical role in helping you decide whether or not you want to move forward. During your evaluation, your psychologist will:
- Administer appropriate psychological tests
Help you reflect on your goals.
Educate you on the procedure’s emotional ramifications.
Aid you in understanding your treatment plan and recovery process.
Address any concerns or stress that arise during your conversation.
Ensure you feel confident moving forward with your bariatric surgery.
Once the evaluation is complete, your psychologist will provide a report for you and your bariatric surgeon.