Getting Off on the Right Foot: The Many Roles of the Psychosocial Evaluation in the Bariatric Surgery Practice.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A thorough and specialized pre-operative psychosocial assessment is an important part of a comprehensive bariatric treatment protocol. Over time, the presurgical psychosocial evaluation has evolved from a cut-and-dried process of recommending whether a patient should or should not undergo surgery to a more nuanced and multifaceted process that serves multiple functions. In this article, we review the many ways in which the pre-operative psychosocial evaluation can enhance patient outcomes and adjustment and even the functioning of the interdisciplinary bariatric surgery team.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sogg, S; Friedman, KE

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 451 - 456

PubMed ID

  • 26294256

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1099-0968

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/erv.2395


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England