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(p. 647) Presurgical Bariatric Evaluations 

(p. 647) Presurgical Bariatric Evaluations
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(p. 647) Presurgical Bariatric Evaluations
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Caroljean Bongo

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190272166.003.0050
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date: 20 September 2017

The assessment of candidates for metabolic and bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery to treat obesity and related diseases) is an important area of niche practice for mental health professionals. With the appropriate training, mental health practitioners can offer these much-needed services to bariatric surgery candidates. This chapter describes this niche area of practice and how the author developed an interest in it. The author discusses the joys and challenges and the business aspects of conducting these evaluations and gives guidance on developing this niche area of practice. A list of resources to assist in this process is provided.

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