Psychological Care for Bariatric Surgery
Initial assessment for admission to Mercy's Bariatric program includes psychological testing and an interview with a psychiatrist.
Other requirements include:
The support group meetings are held at Mercy Bariatric Center, which is located on Mercy' West Campus, 910 North Eisenhower Ave., Mason City. Use the North Entrance.
After surgery, there will be follow-up counseling, psychiatric consultation or behavioral modification as needed. Also available is the monthly support group, which is strongly recommended.
We expect an openness and honesty regarding psychosocial concerns patients have about what will be occurring before and after surgery.