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.

A detailed report is then composed for the referring physician that lists 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.

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 syndrome (CPRS)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine 
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Vulvodynia
Services Include:
  • 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