Comprehensive Assessment for Successful Outcomes
If you become a candidate for bariatric surgery, you will likely be referred for evaluation with a clinical psychologist. Although this may seem surprising, it has become a routine part of the preparation for many types of surgeries, and sometimes it is a requirement made by insurance companies. The American Society for Bariatric Surgery recommends that patients who are seeking bariatric surgery obtain a pre-surgical psychological evaluation. Our comprehensive assessments are designed to optimize surgical outcomes, ensure psychological well-being, and support your weight loss journey.
Presurgical evaluations play a vital role in the bariatric surgery process. These evaluations are conducted by our team of experienced psychologists and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve long-term success and overall well-being.
During the evaluation process, we focus on several key areas, including:
Psychological Readiness: We assess your psychological readiness for bariatric surgery, exploring factors such as your motivation, understanding of the procedure, and commitment to making necessary lifestyle changes. This evaluation helps ensure that you have realistic expectations and are mentally prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Emotional Health: We evaluate your emotional well-being and mental health status, including any history of depression, anxiety, or eating disorders. Understanding your emotional state is crucial for identifying potential risk factors and developing a comprehensive care plan that addresses both physical and psychological needs.
Coping Strategies and Support Systems: We assess your current coping strategies, social support systems, and overall resilience to help identify potential areas of strength and areas that may benefit from additional support during your weight loss journey. This evaluation allows us to tailor our interventions to meet your unique needs and promote long-term success.
Lifestyle and Behavioral Factors: We explore your eating habits, physical activity levels, and other lifestyle factors that may impact your weight management goals. This evaluation helps us identify areas where behavioral changes and additional support may be beneficial for sustained success.
Our multidisciplinary team collaborates closely with your bariatric surgeon and other healthcare providers to ensure seamless coordination of care. By addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of your well-being, we aim to enhance surgical outcomes, support your recovery, and help you achieve long-term weight loss success.
At the Center for NeuroWellness, we are committed to providing holistic care that addresses the unique needs of each individual. Our compassionate and supportive environment fosters open communication, allowing you to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and receive personalized recommendations.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, contact the Center for NeuroWellness today to schedule a presurgical evaluation. Let us support you on your journey towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.