Bariatric surgery plays an important role in the treatment of obesity; in this comprehensive resource the worldwide leaders of the field provide the most up-to-date information on the psychosocial issues that affect their patients. Included is an overview and history of surgical procedures, complete with illustrations, practical advice on topics such as physical activity and nutritional care after surgery, and essential information that allows clinicians to assist their clients as much as possible; for example, how pre-weight loss surgery psychosocial evaluations can serve as clinical interventions in their own right, and how structured interviews and questionnaires can be used in multiple contexts such as screening, treatment planning, and prognostic assessment. A distinctive chapter includes an overview of the special issues present in treating adolescents, who increasingly are the target of bariatric surgery procedures. This book is an essential reference for clinicians from the evaluation through the follow-up and aftercare of bariatric surgery patients.

chapter 1|13 pages

Overview of Bariatric Surgery Procedures

ByJames E. Mitchell, Luis Garcia, Martina de Zwaan, Thomas Horbach

chapter 2|21 pages

Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Candidates

The Clinical Interview
ByStephanie Sogg

chapter 3|24 pages

Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Candidates

Structured Interviews and Self-Report Measures
ByCarol B. Peterson, Kelly C. Berg, James E. Mitchell

chapter 4|25 pages

Psychosocial Problems and Psychiatric Disorders Pre- and Postbariatric Surgery

ByTanja Legenbauer, Stephan Herpertz, Martina de Zwaan

chapter 5|12 pages

Eating Disorders and Eating Problems Pre- and Postbariatric Surgery

ByScott G. Engel, James E. Mitchell, Martina de Zwaan, Kristine J. Steffen

chapter 6|16 pages

Cognitive Dysfunction in Obesity

Implications for Bariatric Surgery Patients
ByJohn Gunstad, Astrid Mueller, Kelly Stanek, Mary Beth Spitznagel

chapter 7|15 pages

Psychopharmacology Pre- and Postbariatric Surgery

ByKristine J. Steffen, James L. Roerig, Scott G. Engel

chapter 8|28 pages

Physical Activity Pre- and Postbariatric Surgery

ByChristie Zunker, Wendy King

chapter 9|25 pages

Nutritional Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

BySue Cummings, Margaret Furtado

chapter 10|13 pages

Special Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Patients

ByRobyn Sysko, Michael J. Devlin

chapter 11|9 pages

Body Image and Body Contouring in Bariatric Surgery Patients

ByKristine J. Steffen, James E. Mitchell, Trisha M. Karr

chapter 12|58 pages

Chapter 12 Section 1: Preoperative lifestyle intervention

ByJames E. Mitchell, Martina de Zwaan