Survey of bariatric surgical patients' experiences with behavioral and psychological services.

CONCLUSION: The participants in the present sample reported completing few behavioral and psychological services after surgery. However, our findings showed that these services could promote greater weight loss and maintenance. Thus, it is recommended that bariatric facilities and insurance providers consider requiring patients to complete postoperative behavioral modification programs that target improvement in diet and physical activity behaviors.
PMID: 22222303 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery)