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Pre-Surgical Evaluation

At Empower to Change, we understand that undergoing surgery is a significant decision and that ensuring both physical and mental preparedness is crucial for a successful outcome. Our Pre-Surgical Evaluations are designed to support you in this process, providing a comprehensive psychological assessment that can be essential for both you and your medical team.

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What is a Pre-Surgical Evaluation?

A Pre-Surgical Evaluation is a thorough psychological assessment conducted before your scheduled surgery.


This evaluation is often required for procedures such as bariatric and spinal cord stimulator surgeries. It involves a detailed interview, psychological testing, and a review of your medical history to evaluate your mental readiness and identify any potential psychological factors that might impact your surgical outcome.

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Benefits to Patients

  • Enhanced Mental Preparedness: Understanding your psychological readiness can help you feel more confident and prepared for the upcoming surgery.

  • Identification of Concerns: Addressing any underlying psychological issues or anxieties before surgery can improve your overall experience and recovery.

  • Tailored Support: Our evaluations help in creating a personalized care plan that addresses both your mental and physical health needs, ensuring a holistic approach to your surgery and recovery.

Benefits to Medical Providers

  • Comprehensive Patient Profile: Our evaluations provide medical providers with a complete picture of the patient’s psychological state, aiding in informed decision-making and personalized care.

  • Risk Management: Identifying potential psychological risks early can help prevent post-surgical complications, enhancing patient safety and outcomes.

  • Improved Communication: The insights gained from our evaluations facilitate better communication between the patient and medical team, ensuring everyone is aligned and prepared for the surgical journey.

Your next steps

At Empower to Change, our team of experienced psychologists is dedicated to supporting you through every step of your surgical journey. We can collaborate closely with your medical providers to ensure you receive the best possible care, both mentally and physically. If you are preparing for surgery and need a Pre-Surgical Evaluation, contact us today to schedule your appointment. Your well-being is our priority.

You can reach us by calling 813-445-8575 or emailing You can also book your session by completing the form on our Contact Us page.

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