Psychological Evaluation

Our team wants to make sure you get the care you need after surgery. That’s why a psychological evaluation is one of the steps you need to take before surgery. Your seminar folder will have a list of suggested psychologists who have experience with Bariatric patients.

If you choose to use your own psychologist, make sure the following tests  and topics are included in your interview.


  • The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (a general personality profile)
  • The Shipley Scale (an estimate of intelligence)
  • The Beck Depression Inventory®—II  (symptoms of depression)


  • Why you want surgery
  • How obesity affects your health
  • How you feel about exercise
  • Your mental state
  • Your marital history and social support
  • Your history of being overweight
  • Your weight loss history
  • Your family history
  • Your alcohol or drug use