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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Whether you’re facing a major surgery like a heart bypass or appendectomy, medical procedures can be stressful. No one likes facing things they can’t control, and that’s especially true when anesthesia is involved.
“It’s extremely common to feel nervous before surgery,” SouthCoast Health General Surgeon, Dr. Emma Walker stated. “In fact, it’s so common, it has a name. Preoperative or preoperational anxiety. But it’s best to fight against these nerves so they do not cause additional physical and mental effects on top of having surgery.”
If you’re facing surgery and feeling nervous about it, keep reading below for tips on how to physically and mentally prep.
Most hospitals and physicians will provide you with a to-do list on how to prepare for your specific surgery. However, most agree on the following guidelines:
From pediatrics to geriatrics, from sore throats to surgery, from well visits to urgent care, and everything in between, SouthCoast Health is your comprehensive resource for better living. If you’re facing surgery, consider meeting with our expert team to see how we can help you prepare and have the best outcome possible. Click here to schedule an appointment with our professionals.
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