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Bariatric Surgery Evaluation

Bariatric Surgery: How Will It Change Your Life? Be Ready…


Obesity can affect self-confidence, body image, eating behaviors, emotions, and overall quality of life. Bariatric surgery may be recommended for morbid obesity in the majority of patients. 


A successful weight loss surgery program includes psychological and behavioral services to assist and support patients in making the important changes and transitions that are required for positive outcomes. The psychologists of RSM Psychology Center, LLC are skilled in providing assessment, recommendations, and support.

Pre-operative behavioral health assessment is an integral and necessary part of preparing for bariatric surgery. This assessment can help identify the strengths and resources of the individual seeking surgery, can prepare for any psychosocial risk factors that need attention, and can provide recommendations to address possible adjustment concerns. 


The comprehensive assessment covers the areas of behavior, emotions, thoughts, development, current life stressors, motivation, and individual expectations.


Depending on the surgical candidate’s needs, recommendations may include, but are not necessarily limited to: 

  • Education 

  • Medication Referral 

  • Psychotherapy 

  • Family Counseling 

  • Nutrition Consultation 

  • Support Groups 

  • Supportive Aftercare


Our therapists support patients through a variety of strategies and techniques tailored to the needs of the individual. These services may include: 

  • Supportive Counseling 

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

  • Eclectic Therapy

  • Stress Management

  • Relaxation Training

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Biofeedback

  • Family & Couples Therapy

  • Spirituality Issues

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