Evaluations for Weight Loss and Cosmetic Procedures

Many insurance companies require their patients to be evaluated by a licensed counselor in order to be cleared for surgery. Being mentally prepared before and after surgery is just as important for your recovery as being physically prepared. A pre-surgical evaluation will provide your physician with information regarding your psychological functioning and mental preparedness for surgery. The goal of the psychological evaluation is to help identify good candidates for surgery and to increase your chances of success post-surgery. 

What Can I Expect During a Pre-Surgical Evaluation?

  • A clinical interview to gather relevant background information and history. The interview will help us understand important psychological, medical, and social background information, and your current cognitive and psychological functioning. 
  • Consultation with your physician and surgeon to learn more about the surgery they are requesting an evaluation for and specific questions they wanted answered in the evaluation.
  • Administration of psychological tests and self-report questionnaires to assess your current level of psychological functioning. For the purposes of test security, we can’t go over the details of the questionnaires in this article. We will go over each questionnaire with you during your evaluation. 
  • After we complete the evaluation, we will write a comprehensive report that integrates our findings, identifies your strengths and weaknesses, provides treatment recommendations, and give it to you and your physician. 
  • We will also conduct a feedback session to go over testing results and our treatment recommendations.