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Purpose provides a quality mental health assessment process that is beneficial to both bariatric patients and bariatric surgeons in that patients and physicians can be assured that the patient is appropriate for and prepared for bariatric surgery.


Rolf Gordhamer, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist in Texas #2-1828 and in California #PSY 28140. He has worked with bariatric patients since 1988 and has interviewed thousands of patients in that time.

Benefits of Technology provides an online opportunity for patients to register, and to complete mental health inventories used for assessment purposes from the comfort of their own home.  This online process is secure, confidential, and easy to use.

By utilizing this technology, eliminates the need for patients to make personal office visits, struggle with parking, waste time sitting in waiting rooms, or waiting weeks for appointment dates to become available.

Within 4 to 6 days of receiving a registration form submitted online by the patient, Dr. Gordhamer will call the patient to conduct a clinical interview with the patient and complete the mental health assessment of the patient.


Effective March 20, 2021, the patient pays a fee of $150.00 via credit card.