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Pre-Surgical Screening

Pre-Surgical psychological screening examinations (or pre-surgical screening) is typically requested by a specialist and the surgery is usually contingent upon the outcome of the pre-surgical screening. Pre-surgical psychological screening is required by health plans, Worker’s Comp or Medicare. This is particularly true for bariatric patients, and patients undergoing spinal cord implants or spinal cord stimulators.

The purpose of the testing is to ensure your readiness to undergo significant and/or radical medical surgery, such as spinal cord  or bariatric (weight loss, stomach stapling, etc.) surgery. Psychological factors have been found to have a major impact on a patient’s improvement post-surgery, hence the need for such screening.

For further information, or to schedule an appointment by Skype or in person, please contact our office at (239) 430-2303 or drrawlings@phdpa.com.