A key constituent of the success of The New York Bariatric Group surgical weight loss program has been the emotional screening and support we have as part of our Weight Loss and Weight Management programs, including bariatric surgery support groups. We are pleased to announce that Willo Wisotsky, a board certified licensed Clinical Psychologist administers to the needs of our patients. Willo Wisotsky is a published author and has focused on the area of bariatrics for over fifteen years. She meets each of our patients at the beginning of their journey.

These evaluations are one of our bariatric surgery requirements as they are used to help determine if you are prepared to make this dramatic change in your life for the better. Most importantly, you will find that the psychologist’s recommendations will be helpful to your understanding of and preparations for this journey.

The psychological evaluation aspect of our bariatric surgery requirements helps to determine your understanding and knowledge of bariatric surgery and your ability to follow the postoperative weight loss plan and lifestyle changes. Many Insurance companies require this evaluation prior to giving approval for surgery. You will find that Willo Wisotsky can be helpful in defining your personal goals and expectations.

Psychological evaluation helps to identify and rule out major psychiatric illnesses such as uncontrolled depression, eating disorders, and others conditions that can affect a patient’s success with weight loss surgery. It also helps to identify patients who need more education and preparation prior to bariatric surgery. Some patients may need counseling either before or after the surgery and the initial evaluation helps to identify this potential need.

Additionally, the New York Bariatric Group provides a variety of additional assistance, including bariatric surgery support groups and mentoring programs. Call our office at 800-633-THIN to learn more about psychology and your mental preparation for bariatric surgery.


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Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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