Attachment Style in Bariatric Surgery Care: A Case Study

  • Sanjeev SockalingamEmail author
  • Raed Hawa


In this chapter, we will summarize an approach to using attachment-informed care in the Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) Bariatric Surgery Program as an illustrative case example of how attachment style can be integrated into the clinical care of patients in medical settings. We begin with an overview of the impact of attachment style on obesity and bariatric surgery care, followed by details on the integration and application of attachment theory on bariatric surgery patients.


Bariatric Surgery Eating Disorder Binge Eating Disorder Attachment Style Attachment Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bariatric Surgery Psychosocial ProgramUniversity Health Network, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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