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Pre-Operative Mind-Body Program

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Overview

Based on the book, Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster by Peggy Huddleston, this program includes guided visualization and deep relaxation to help one prepare for surgery. The program is jump-started with a 1-hour workshop led by a certified facilitator with instructions for practicing in the 2 weeks prior to surgery, immediately before surgery, and in the days recovering from surgery.

Studies on the use of this program have been shown to:

  • Reduce anxiety in the days up until surgery and the morning of surgery to create peaceful feelings
  • Reduce the use  of pain medication by 23-50%
  • Decrease nausea immediately after surgery
  • Faster time to normal bladder and bowel function
  • Accelerated recovery  time leading to a shorter hospital stay

Provider

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Sheinberg, Rosanne, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Anesthesiology, Cardiac Anesthesia
 

Facilitator: Anne Todd, LMT

Contact

Individual and group sessions are available. Please contact Dr. Sheinberg at HealAtHopkins@jhmi.edu.

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Maryland Patients

410-955-5000

 

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