Pre-Treatment and Pre-Surgical Evaluations
In order to provide the best possible care for their patients, many physicians are requesting that Pre-Treatment or Pre-Surgical Evaluations be conducted prior to medical treatment.
These evaluations may be used to determine readiness for treatment or surgery; one’s understanding of what is involved in the procedure; prior and current mental health; willingness to modify behaviors; one’s ability to adopt a new, often healthier, lifestyle; and finally, one’s ability to cope with the consequences of the recommended medical intervention.
Procedures that often prompt these evaluations include:
- Organ Transplant
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Gastric Bypass
- Bariatric Surgery
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Egg Donation