Assessments relating to surgery

Neuropsychological assessment provides important information before and after surgery to the multidisciplinary team.

We work with people who have various neurological conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, tumours and bleeds.  

Neuropsychological Assessment

A neuropsychological assessment is a way of helping the medical team to understand certain difficulties the patient may be experiencing with thinking skills and/or behaviour. For example, they may have difficulty remembering things, concentrating, or carrying out activities that they used to find easy to do.  For more information please visit the Neuropsychological assessment and test page.

During the assessment there is an opportunity to talk about any other issues that may be related to the condition and may impact on the patient’s quality of life.  It is also important to discuss their thoughts about, and expectations of, surgery. 

The results of the assessment will be discussed with the patient at a follow-up appointment.

After surgery

The patient may be asked to attend for a repeat neuropsychological assessment 12 months after surgery to monitor their recovery.