Category Archives: Surgery & Trauma

What is presurgical stress?

surgeon looking over at the other doctor during surgery

No matter how you look at it, surgery is a stressful situation. It’s not uncommon for patients facing an upcoming operation to be anxious and worried. The most common fears are fear of pain and anesthesia, anxiety about the possibility of medical complications, and the need to rely on a stranger1. Unfortunately, pre-surgical stress and […]

After Surgery Care: 5 Things You Should Know

Patient Recovering from surgery

“We’re going to have to operate” are words that nobody wants to hear. But sometimes operations are inevitable. What follows after the surgery? You will most likely be stuck in bed for days, feel tired, and experience some pain. However, there are things you can do to help. Here are a few things you can do to make the […]

5 Things to Ask Your Surgeon Before Surgery

Doctor filling out reports

Millions of Americans undergo surgery each year. If you’re one of them then it’s probably an anxious and unnerving time. You’ve got lots of questions to ask and only one or two chances to meet with the surgeon before the operation. It’s important to make the most out of these meetings and get as much […]

Pre Surgery Nutrition, The Key to Promote Healing

Eldery Man Preparing for Surgery

If you’re booked for surgery, you’re most likely a little scared and anxious. You’re wondering what will happen, and you’re thinking about how long it will take you to recover. What you’re probably not thinking about is what you’ll be eating a few weeks before the surgery. It’s fair to say that pre-surgical nutrition is low on the list of things people […]