Why do I have to have a psychological evaluation?

Evaluation is a requirement of many insurance plans. But even when it is not required, we ask the psychotherapist to evaluate our patients for awareness of the life changes they will face, and their ability to follow the basic recovery plan. It also gives you an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and how to apply them long-term to a successful weight loss surgery experience. Very few people are disqualified by the psychological evaluation.