Presurgical Evaluations for Bariatric Surgery

  • Have you struggled with weight loss for years?
  • Do you need pre-operative or post-operative counseling?
  • Has your physician or surgeon recommended that you have a psychological evaluation prior to your gastric bypass surgery?
pre-surgical bariatric evaluation

A psychological evaluation is often required for candidates who are seeking weight loss via bariatric surgery.

Many individuals we see have struggled with weight loss and have a history of medical problems. Your surgeon likely wants to know whether this process is affecting or will affect your mental health.

A psychological evaluation for bariatric surgery requires an evaluation by a licensed psychologist. An in-person interview, along with other testing, is conducted during your evaluation to help identify psychological factors that may support or impair one’s medical condition during your course of treatment.

How we can help

Psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery conducted by our psychologists can help you identify the positive factors that may lead to success following surgery, or may help you identify other behaviors or factors that will need to be addressed prior to proceeding with surgery.

Contact us if you need to schedule an evaluation for bariatric surgery. Feel free to ask any questions you have or set up an appointment. You will need to bring several things with you to your appointment, including your medical history, mental health history, and information about your weight loss attempts. You will also need to bring your most recent food logs and weight logs.

Bariatric psychological evaluations consist of an in-person interview, as well as additional psychological measures. When it comes to psychological testing, we adhere to “best practices” standards, and follow the testing recommendations made by experts in the field of psychology. We also want to make sure that your doctors and insurance have all the information they need so that you can experience success with your weight loss journey.

Ready to get started?

If you need to schedule a Psychological Evaluation for Bariatric Surgery, call us at (936) 272-0555. They can help match you with one of our highly qualified psychologists that will help you meet your goals.