Prior to bariatric surgery, patients are required to go through various prerequisite preparatory and evaluative steps. Per guidelines set forth by The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, one such step is obtaining a Preoperative Mental Health Assessment. Cynthia has been working in conjunction with Southwest Bariatric Surgeons as a referring provider of these mental health assessments since 2015.
The fee for a pre-surgical psychological assessment is $150. Payment will be collected from the patient at the time of visit via Venmo, check or cash. Insurance is not accepted. PLEASE NOTE- if you would like to use the Venmo, app, you will need to download it to your phone before our session. You can then link your profile to a bank account or credit card and pay using either of those methods via the app.
Assessments typical take about 50min-1 hour. The final report typically will be sent to the patient’s doctor within a week of the assessment appointment.