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 $170.
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.