LocationsCalvary Adelaide Hospital
Ph: (08) 8359 2411
Level 5, 120 Angas Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
SpecialistsMr Chris Thompson
Psychology is the science of behaviour and mind. Psychologists explore behaviour and mental processes.
Bariatric surgery brings with it many changes, not only to weight, but also eating, habits, routine, and often ways to cope or deal with emotion. A psychologist can assist bariatric surgery patients to navigate these changes, towards being as physically and emotionally healthy as they can be – maximising the benefits of surgery. Services are offered both before and after surgery.
Sessions are individualised and may include helping to make changes in habits, as well as an adaptive mindset to weight loss surgery. The aim is to help people bring in positive changes to their lifestyle and mindset prior to surgery, move forward to surgery confidently, and assist patients to thrive post-surgery.
Our qualified and experienced psychologists are:
- Ms Makella Holden (Calvary Adelaide Hospital)
- Mr Chris Thompson (Calvary Adelaide Hospital, via phone consult only)
Appointments are offered throughout the week as well as after hours and on weekends, and can be done in person or via phone, skype and facetime, which offers flexibility, convenience and effectiveness.