Pre-Surgical Evaluations

Pre-surgical evaluations have become standard practice and provide a client's physician with information regarding their psychological functioning and mental preparedness for surgery.

In order to provide their clients with the best possible care, physicians will request a psychological evaluation prior to surgery. Ms. Mansouri works closely with clients and their surgical teams to complete comprehensive psychological evaluations to determine if they are good candidates for surgery.

What to Expect

Ms. Mansouri's pre-surgical evaluations typically involve:

  • A clinical interview to gather relevant background information and history. The interview will help Ms. Mansouri understand important psychological, medical, and social background information, and the client's current cognitive and psychological functioning.

  • Consultation with the client's physician and surgeon to learn more about the surgery they are requesting an evaluation for, and specific questions the physician teams want to be addressed in the evaluation.

  • Administration of psychological tests and self-report questionnaires to assess the client's current level of psychological functioning.

  • After the evaluation is complete, Ms. Mansouri will write a comprehensive report that presents her findings regarding the client's mental state and provides treatment recommendations. This report will be provided to both the client and their physician(s).

  • Ms. Mansouri will also conduct a feedback session to review the testing results and her treatment recommendations.

Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluation & Follow-Up Treatment

This assessment is designed to screen bariatric surgery patients for significant mental health problems that might render the surgery less effective than it otherwise might be. It addresses issues such as Eating Disorders, helps manage the patient’s perceptions and expectations regarding the surgery, and addresses healthy behavioral strategies following the surgery to increase the efficacy of the surgical procedure.

Cosmetic Surgery Psychological Evaluation & Follow-Up Treatment

This assessment is designed to screen cosmetic surgery patients for significant mental health problems that might render the surgery less effective than it otherwise might be. It addresses issues such as body Dysmorphic Disorder and helps manage the patient’s perceptions and expectations regarding the surgery. Optional follow-up treatment focuses on processing the patient’s thoughts and feelings about the surgery and establishing behavioral strategies that ensure positive lasting results after the surgery.