Bariatric Psychological Evaluations
Bariatric psychological evaluations help physicians and insurance companies determine eligible candidates for weight loss and bariatric surgeries.
That’s because the most difficult part of this process happens after the surgery.
Given the immense amount of time, effort, and cost involved, it’s important for clients to mentally prepare before undergoing their weight loss or bariatric surgery. A bariatric psychological assessment allows a licensed psychologist to identify any current mental health conditions that can affect post-op outcomes. These pre-surgical psychological evaluations also pinpoint emotional barriers that may prove challenging after surgery.
A healthy mindset is an integral factor of a successful weight loss journey.
Based in Miami, FL, our licensed psychologists can conduct these pre-surgical and bariatric evaluations in both English and Spanish.They have specialized training in health and medical psychology which focuses on the role of thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors play in maintaining physical health.
Here’s what you can expect:
- 60-minute initial interview with a licensed psychologist
- 15 minutes of test administration
- 20-30 minutes for test scoring and report writing
- 15-minute final feedback session with the client to review report and answer questions
Total Time for completion = 2 hours