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Bariatric Surgery and Psychiatric Care

Approved by the Joint Reference Committee, June 2016

  • 2016

Resource Document on Bariatric Surgery and Psychiatric Care

Approved by the Joint Reference Committee, June 2016

The purpose of this resource document is to highlight the role of psychiatrists in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The document identifies key psychiatric components to pre-bariatric surgery assessment and aftercare, which underscore the need for integrated psychiatric services throughout patients’ bariatric surgery care.

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