Which specialists should be consulted in the treatment of obesity?

Updated: Jun 09, 2021
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

The following consultations are recommended in the treatment of obesity:

  • Dietitians

  • Exercise and physical therapists

  • Behavioral scientists and/or psychologists

  • Bariatric surgeon - In appropriate setting

In select cases, consultation with a psychiatrist may be indicated. Psychiatric consultation should be sought for patients with psychiatric disorders and personality disorders (eg, severe depression, mania, obsessive disorders) that may be worsened by attempts at weight loss if not adequately treated and controlled


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