A number of surgical procedures, including bariatric and spinal surgery, require psychological testing prior to surgery.
Research indicates that the actions and characteristics of the patient play a role in the success of many surgical procedures. Psychological and behavioral factors are important when determining a patient’s readiness for surgery and prognosis for recovery.
MARS Memory-Health Network uses standardized and validated psychological tests to evaluate individuals. The purpose of this testing is to determine if the patient is psychologically stable, as this can decrease the potential for adverse outcomes and maximize a favorable response. If the psychological evaluation identifies any mental health concerns, treatment recommendations will be made to help the individual achieve the psychological stability needed for surgery.