Hospitals may ask for a clearance assessment conducted by a reliable practicing psychiatrist before permitting patients to undergo extensive surgeries such as bariatric surgery. This Weight Loss Surgery Clearance evaluation is a mandatory component of the clearance process that must be performed. Also, insurance companies may require this sort of screening simultaneously with a clearance letter from your psychiatrist.
Pearl Behavioral Health & Medicine offers a psychiatric evaluation to determine if there are any existing issues that may hinder a surgery’s successful outcome for you. This helps us conclude if you are psychologically and emotionally fit and ready to undergo a surgical procedure. Also, this screening will indicate whether you are capable of adequately making the required lifestyle changes after surgery and/or if you might require support.