Psychiatric Issues for Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Psychiatric Issues for Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

A clinical case highlighting the complex psychiatric issues experienced by patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity will be discussed at the next ACLP webinar on Zoom:

Psychiatric Care of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
12:30 – 1:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, August 9


Natalia Luna Andrade, MD
Natalia Luna Andrade, MD

Presenter will be Natalia Luna Andrade, MD, PGY-3 Psychiatry resident at Mayo Clinic.

Discussant will be Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, FACLP, professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, where he is psychosocial director for the University Health Network Bariatric Surgery Program. Dr. Sockalingam will provide a dialogue surrounding psychiatric care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, including C-L psychiatrists’ role in pre- and post-surgery care.

Moderator will be David Fipps, DO, senior associate consultant in CL, Transplant, and Bariatric Surgery Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Luna Andrade’s birthplace was  the Amazonian rainforest where, she recounts, “my crib was knitted by native head shrinkers.” Later her home town became Quito, Ecuador, where she went to medical school.

The case conference provides trainees with an opportunity to learn about C-L Psychiatry and augment C-L education at their institutions. Attendees will learn how to succinctly present a case, observe C-L psychiatrists work through diagnostic challenges, and appreciate management dilemmas that arise.

Click here to register.

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