Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster
(This program was developed by Peggy Huddleston to
empower patients in preparing for surgery.
Ms. Huddleston is the
author of Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster. She is a
psychotherapist, conducting research on the benefits
of her pre-surgical program at a Harvard Medical
School teaching hospital in Boston.)
Helps prepare for surgery physically, emotionally
Entails five steps that
help patients prepare for the upcoming surgery.
the patient in feeling calmer before surgery
less pain after surgery
Strengthens patient's immune system
Reduces side-effects of chemotherapy
Use 23-50% less pain
Ideally the patient will take the workshop one or
prior to surgery. However, even if surgery is
benefit from this workshop.
Patients would meet prior
to surgery for an hour
each visit. In the mean time, the patient would also
listen to a tape twice a day leading up to the
Please call the front
desk for more information.
RN, BSN, CIMI, Certified
Reflexologist at FirstHealth of
Andover is trained in the Peggy Huddleston program.