Pre-Operative Psychological Assessment for Bariatric Surgery
If you are considering weight loss surgery, your doctor may recommend a pre-surgery psychological evaluation.
This evaluation is designed to provide your doctor with information about psychological factors that may influence how well you do. The goal is to maximize a positive outcome.
At Pacific Psychological Associates we follow psychological evaluation protocols consistent with those recommended by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, and by the Veterans Health Administration.
Our protocol includes a structured interview with a clinical psychologist, and a set of paper and pencil and computerized tests. These are scored and compared to appropriate norms, interpreted, and integrated with the information from the interview, and a written report is provided for your surgeon.