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Pre-Surgical Evaluations

Help Therapy has a well-developed team of neuropsychologists and psychologists who offer a wide range of psychological evaluations for patients undergoing surgical procedures. 

Common procedures requiring pre-surgical evaluations:

  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantations (SCS)

  • Intrathecal Pump Procedures

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Spine Surgery

  • Organ Transplants and Donors

  • Cosmetic Surgery

The reasons patients are required to do pre-surgical psychological evaluations is to determine if the procedure is right for them. Through this important effort, the likelihood of a positive care outcome is increased. A psychological evaluation includes a clinical interview and mental status exam.

Help Therapy provider partners do evaluations in-person or by telehealth visits. Patients are matched to a Help Therapy practitioner according to their needs and preferences. The process typically takes one hour. Reports can be available to referring providers as quickly as 48 hours after your appointment.

About Spinal Cord Stimulator Evaluations

SCS is a relatively new pain management strategy for patients with chronic pain and is increasingly being used as an alternative to medication or back surgery. However, is it not without risks, as the implanted SCS device is attached to the patient's nerve system. Research suggests that psychological factors such as anxiety, depression and/or poor coping skills can lead to poor care outcomes following SCS. 

About Bariatric Surgery Evaluations

Bariatric surgery has become very effective treatment option for morbidly obese patients struggling with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and breathing problems. Patients with psychological stressors may be at higher risk for complications, including regaining weight post surgery. Psychologists play a major role in assessing whether the patient should undergo the surgery or how to ensure the surgery is successful. 

Psychologist’s purpose when performing evaluations is not to prevent patients from having a life changing surgery. Studies have shown that a very small number of individuals are found to be poor candidates based on their psychological evaluation results.

Visit Psychological Assessment's for an overview of psychological evaluations offered by Help Therapy provider partners.

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Cost:

​Fees vary based on provider, type of pre-surgical evaluation and payment method. Help Therapy team of providers are contracted with over 25+ insurances. Please contact us to find out if we have a provider for your insurance plan. If we do not take your insurance, cost pay options are available at low rates.

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