Pre Surgical Psychological Evaluation

Psychological, neuropsychological, and pre-surgical psychological evaluations use various assessments to reach a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan that is tailored to an individual’s emotional, social, and behavioral needs.
Common Reasons for Referral:
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Scar Tissue
  • Refractory Angina
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Reflex symptomatic dystrophy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrom (CPRS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Vulvodynia
What the service consists of:
  • A thorough clinical interview
  • Assessment of emotional, personality, and behavioral functioning to help determine the presence of any behavioral or emotional barriers to positive post-surgery outcomes.

A detailed report is composed for the referring physician which elucidates any behavioral or emotional problems that could impair a patient’s ability to function optimally following surgery, as well as recommendations for any pre-surgical interventions or post-surgical follow-ups.