Bariatric surgery plays an important role in the treatment of obesity in this comprehensive resource the worldwide leaders of the field provide the most up to date information on the psychosocial issues that affect their patients. Understanding of the surgery and its associated lifestyle changes in light of the decision that patients undergoing bariatric surgery are making when they consent to surgery a thorough understanding of what they are agreeing to is essential34 as part of the psychological assessment patients are asked to describe what the surgery entails the risks and potential outcomes associated with it . Psychosocial assessment and treatment of bariatric surgery patients james e mitchell and martina de zwaan 10 special issues in the assessment and treatment of adolescent bariatric surgery patients 185 robyn sysko and michael j devlin 11 body image and body contouring in bariatric. And appropriate treatment plan a psychological assessment of the patient is often undertaken to identify those with psychopathology severe enough to interfere with surgical success or those who may experience greater success the clinician few patients are refused bariatric surgery based solely on psychological reasons. Psychosocial assessment and treatment of bariatric patients draws together the entire spectrum of the relevant psychosocial dimensions and data necessary to adequately assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients who may be candidates for bariatric surgery in this respect the text accomplishes its mission quite well
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