Preparing For Successful Surgery
Preparing for Successful Surgery is an audio program designed to help you prepare for and recover from surgery. The program uses various mind-body techniques such as guided imagery, affirmations, and relaxation with music. This 75-minute audio program is available on CD, to listen to now on your computer, or to download to your iPod or MP3 player.
Just as Olympic athletes repeatedly visualize the perfect dive or the ideal long jump, you can use imagery to condition your body to experience greater calmness before surgery and a quicker recovery after surgery. In addition, the program may also help reduce blood loss, decrease anxiety, reduce the need for pain medication, and shorten hospital stays.
Please take a look at our Preparing for Successful Surgery brochure that explains the power of mind-body medicine and gives you additional guidance on using this program. We encourage you to listen twice a day during the 3-4 days before surgery and twice a day after surgery until anxiety and discomfort resolve.
Click below to download or listen to the Successful Surgery podcasts.
Successful Surgery Podcasts
To obtain a copy of the Preparing for Successful Surgery CD, you may ask your surgeon or anesthesia provider, or visit your local Health Education Department. You can search for the address and phone number of your local Health Education Department by clicking here (NOTE: CD is not available at all Kaiser Permanente facilities).
You may also be interested in the Healthful Sleep and Ease Pain guided imagery programs to help you prepare for and recover from surgery. You can access all of our programs here.
We hope that this CD will help you better prepare for your surgery and we wish you a speedy recovery.