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Living with Bariatric Surgery Book

About the Author: Denise Ratcliffe

I am a Clinical Psychologist and I wrote this book to support people who are having, or who have had, bariatric surgery.

Having worked in the field of bariatric surgery for over 10 years I am struck by how few people have access to a psychologist to help them prepare for, and adjust to, the life changing experience of bariatric surgery. Whilst bariatric surgery is usually a very positive step, it is inevitable that it involves significant psychological adjustments and challenges. These include a different relationship with food, getting used to changes in eating behaviour and weight, body image, relationships and self-esteem. I wrote this book in order to plug the gap in psychological support and to help people develop the practical tools and strategies that will assist them on their journey.

Highly Commended at the 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards



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