Tag: bariatric surgery

Create a Pathway to Success

              By Dr. Collins Hodges — Moving forward with bariatric surgery will be one of the most significant medical decisions of your life.  As a bariatric patient myself, I know it often follows decades of struggling with weight.  The majority of us have tried several diets and exercise programs, … Continue reading Create a Pathway to Success

Which Psychological Variables Predict Good Surgical Outcomes

        By Dr. Collins Hodges — As a psychologist working within a bariatric surgery clinic, my job is to assess a patient’s psychological ‘readiness’ for surgery. In other words, based on the clinical interview and diagnostic testing, what psychological factors help a psychologist determine whether or not a patient is ready to … Continue reading Which Psychological Variables Predict Good Surgical Outcomes


Bariatric Support Group

Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

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