What to Expect from Bariatric Surgery Psychological Testing in Chicago:
A bariatric psychological assessment can help improve outcomes and reduce treatment failures for those considering undergoing these sometimes life-changing interventions. While medical adherence is important, the patient’s understanding of how social, emotional, biological, and behavioral factors interplay will be crucial in maintaining a successful, long-term outcome. For example, one’s relationship to food will totally change. What you eat, how you eat, how much you eat, where you eat, and whom you eat with may significantly impact your success. Additionally, we tend to have a psychological relationship with food. Understanding your triggers and your relationship with food can help create healthy behavioral patterns for yourself, going forward, whether you undergo bariatric surgery or do not, ultimately.
What Happens During Psychological Testing in Chicago?
A psychological consultation usually consists of a one-hour interview and two-to-three hours of psychological testing, held over one or two meetings. The provider will then meet with you to discuss the results and forward the report to your physician, after receiving your written consent.
The psychologists at Wellington Counseling Group are also available to offer continued support for as long as it is needed or desired. Additionally, we can provide referrals if we feel that your eating concerns require specialized treatment.
Does Insurance cover this type of evaluation?
Wellington Counseling Group is in-network with BCBS, Aetna, and Medicare. Please contact us to inquire about your insurance plan in relation to psychological testing in Chicago. We can still submit all claims to insurance on your behalf if your policy is considered out-of-network.
Frequently Asked Questions About Psychological Testing in Chicago
Why do I need to get a psychological evaluation?
Most surgeons require a psychological evaluation to aid in their determination for surgery as to their patients’ best post-surgical outcomes.
When will I get the results of the evaluation?
The psychologist will have the results in 2-3 weeks and will schedule a meeting with you to discuss the results.
Who will see a copy of my report?
A copy of your report will be shared with the treating physician/surgeon, with your permission.
Will I receive a copy of my report?
Yes, a copy of the report will be made available to you once payment has been received.