Bariatric Assessment

What is Bariatric Surgery?

 

Bariatric surgery is a procedure that causes intentional weight loss. The surgery essentially restricts the amount of food your stomach can hold. Some of the most common types of bariatric surgeries include: gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric band. This type of surgery is typically highly successful in aiding in weight loss, in turn changing the lives of the patient and helping them live a healthier life.

 

 

Why is an Assessment Necessary? 

 

It may seem surprising to you that you’re often times required to see a clinician before and after having a bariatric surgery. You likely will have an entire team on your side to give you the best results, one of the members being a psychologist. Bariatric surgery provides a huge transformation and requires a lot of hard work on your part as well. Seeing a psychologist can help you be in the right mindset to face all the obstacles up ahead. You will be able to stay motivated and keep a positive mind a lot easier if you have the support of a professional. Also, you will identify your strengths along with your triggers to help you on your journey.

 

 

Bariatric Assessment Clinicians