Do I need to see a psychologist and dietician before having bariatric (weight loss) surgery?

Yes, Dr Janine Arnold will not operate on a patient if they have not first seen the psychologist or counsellor and dietician she has referred them to. Dr Arnold will assess whether you need to see the psychologist or counsellor and send your referral as appropriate. Not all dieticians and psychologist have the training required for assisting patients undergoing bariatric (weight loss) surgery so it is important that you see them. If you wish to see a different psychologist, counsellor or dietician please ensure you discuss this with Dr Arnold first.