Concern over psychiatric fallout from bariatric surgery

But obesity specialist Professor John Dixon says surgeons are acutely aware of the mental health problems

One in six patients who undergo bariatric surgery later seek help from mental health services, an Australian study shows.

Professor John Dixon
Professor John Dixon.

The findings call into question whether bariatric surgeons adequately assess patients’ psychological state, in line with guidelines, before proceeding with weight-loss surgery, the researchers say.

However, leading obesity specialist Professor John Dixon rejected this,