Bariatric Surgery Psychiatric Evaluations
Bariatric surgery is an effective way to better manage your body weight when diet and exercise alone are ineffective. But it is also a major life change. While you and your doctor have determined that bariatric surgery is the right choice for your health, it is typically required that you first complete a Pre-Bariatric Psychiatric Evaluation to make sure you’re ready for bariatric surgery.
Skycloud Mental Health is telepsychiatry practice licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota, that can provide you with a thorough and honest psychological evaluation to help you get approved for bariatric surgery. Get started today by contacting Skycloud Mental Health at 503-694-3381, or through our online form.
Why Are Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluations Necessary?
Bariatric surgery can be life changing in many positive ways. But it is also surgery, and one that is also by definition “life-changing” in that it requires many lifestyle changes in order to commit to it successfully. During your psychological evaluation, we look at:
- Current Mental Health – Bariatric surgery is not mental health care. Those that are struggling with mental health issues may also find it more difficult to recover from and adapt to life with gastric bypass. Resilient mental health is considered an important part of making sure that you are ready for the procedure.
- Expectations – You and your doctor have determined that bariatric surgery will be beneficial for your physical health and wellness. But it is also important that patients have realistic expectations. We make sure that you understand what life is like during and after weight loss, and whether you have a strong understanding of what social changes may occur as well.
- Past and Present Weight Loss Tactics – Any surgery, including bariatric surgery, should only be considered when non-surgical interventions have failed. We make sure that you have truly tried other options and that it’s clear that this is the choice that will best help you.
There are specific guidelines that we have for evaluation. We are honest in our assessments, because we also want to make sure that you’re ready so that you’re able to appreciate the benefits of the road ahead.
Why Choose Skycloud Mental Health for Your Bariatric Psychiatric Evaluation?
Skycloud Mental Health is a team of psychiatric nurse practitioners (PMHNP). We want to understand you better in order to make sure you’re making the best decisions for your long term happiness.
We are also a telepsychiatry practice. We know that there are issues that can stand in the way of visiting an office. Because we’re a telepsychiatry practice that is licensed to cover the entirety of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Minnesota, you can be located anywhere and receive your evaluation in a private place that is comfortable to you – your home, a parked car, at work. That way, you feel safe to discuss these topics in private, in a location that you feel safe to share.
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Contact Skycloud for a Bariatric Surgery Psychiatric Assessment
If you and your doctor have decided that gastric bypass, or any other bariatric surgery is right for you, and you are in need of a psychiatric assessment, contact Skycloud Mental Health today. We are available at convenient hours to complete your assessment and provide you with any documentation or support you need. 503-694-3381