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Archive for August 30th, 2016

My name is Sammi L. Siegel, Ph.D., LMHC and I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders, particularly on the Compulsive Overeating, Binge Eating Disorders, and the Obesity end of the spectrum.  I have been helping patients for over 16 years as they prepare for a new relationship with food and with their bodies following Bariatric surgery.

As part of the first Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) on Bariatric Surgery in 2000, I have been very active over the years in promoting pre-surgical screening and evaluation of Bariatric surgery candidates that helps determine the best possible patient outcomes.

Although no formal standard currently exists, there is growing evidence that points to the recognition of the critical elements and domains that are necessary to be addressed. In addition, there are appropriate means for collecting this important data that will determine psychological readiness for these procedures. As a trained professional, I glean this information via a thorough and comprehensive assessment.
I am happy to talk with you further about the protocols I follow in conducting these interviews and how the report is structured. It is imperative to gather this information in such a way that tells the client story in an organized and logical format.

Dr. Siegel can be reached at 954-385-4696 to discuss a presurgical consultation.

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