For some individuals, excess weight can impact health, physical function, and/or quality of life. Weight loss surgery is one option for addressing excess weight. Most weight loss surgery programs require that their patients have a psychological evaluation as part of the process to determine eligibility for surgery. The goal of the psychological evaluation is to assess readiness for surgery and potential barriers to making the significant behavioral and lifestyle changes that are needed in order for surgery to be a success. It should be noted that in many cases a mental health diagnosis or treatment history is not a rule-out for surgery. Many people with depression, anxiety, or other psychological concerns can have great success with surgery as long as their mental health is being well managed. If there are any concerns about potential barriers to success, our psychologists can provide recommendations and resources to help you work towards addressing those barriers.
Our psychological assessments for weight loss surgery typically include a 1.5-2 hour clinical interview as well as completion of several psychological measures that provide us with additional information about you. The cost of the assessment also includes a feedback session with the psychologist, which you can complete in person or by phone. A copy of the report is sent to your weight loss surgery program.
The total cost for the evaluation, report, and feedback is $600
CPT codes: 90791 (Evaluation)
CPT code: 96101 (Testing, Interpretation, Reporting)
CPT code: 90834 (Feedback Session)