At Empowered for Excellence we offer a positive experience during clients' pre-surgical evaluation for bariatric surgery. Our psychiatrist will coordinate every aspect of the psychological assessment from start to finish. Assessments usually last approximately one hour and involve an in-depth clinical interview and a series of questions to better understand the client's emotional health and eating behaviors.
This assessment will help identify the client's strengths, such as a strong motivation to exercise as weight is coming off, a complete understanding of the effects of surgery, or a supportive marital relationship. This will help identify areas where the client might need psychological support after surgery, such as depression or mood swings, lack of family support, or triggers for past emotional eating. We empower our clients with the tools to maintain the lifestyle changes essential for long-term success.