Concern over psychiatric fallout from bariatric surgery

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

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

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.