Tips to Deal with Nerves the Week of Your Surgery
Written by Advanced Surgicare on February 3, 2020
Surgery is always a big event, and a surgical procedure that will improve your health and happiness so dramatically is especially important. There is a lot to wonder about and prepare for: the days leading up to your operation, your time in the hospital and the weeks of recovery that will reshape your life.
Below, experienced Sydney bariatric surgeon Dr. Vytauras Kuzinkovas offers advice on how to manage worry and calm nerves as the day of surgery approaches.
A Shared Vision
You may already have your worries and expectations under control, or you may be a natural procrastinator who is good at putting things out of mind. By contrast, many patients do worry about how they’ll feel during the surgery or recovery, and whether their vision for a slimmed-down future will match the ultimate result.
The best prescription for soothing nerves involves two powerful anxiety-relievers: conversation and knowledge. Dr. Kuzinkovas can help with both. He makes time to answer every question a patient may have, providing a thorough understanding of how the procedure will be performed and the results you may expect.
By sharing your hopes and expectations with your surgeon in a personal consultation, you can gain reassurance that you and your medical team are on the same page. Dr. Kuzinkovas also makes sure you are well-supplied with informational resources that will guide you in making decisions about your surgery and your post-operative life.
Check Experience and Results
Knowledge is the other key component of a worry-free surgical experience. Taking the time to research your procedure, review your surgeon’s background, and browsing through before-and-after albums can replace apprehension with understanding. Asking about board certification, training and professional achievements can confirm for you that you’ve made the right choice in selecting a world-class surgeon.
Patients of experienced Sydney bariatric surgeon Dr. Vytauras Kuzinkovas can be confident that no matter which surgical option is chosen, he has performed thousands of similar procedures with extraordinary results.
Go with Your Strengths
Other methods of preparing for surgery depend on your personality. Some patients cope with nerves by keeping busy, preparing for the recovery period by buying groceries for a life free of junk food, planning favorite movies to watch, and letting friends and family know they would enjoy some company as the body heals.
For many patients, relaxation techniques work well. Yoga, calming music, long walks and imagining the exciting new things you plan to do after recovery, will put your mind at ease. Picture the new you in the mirror and start thinking about the clothes you’ll buy to fit your reshaped profile — or the new adventures you’ll enjoy with your slimmer shape and greatly enhanced self-confidence.
To learn more about weight loss surgeries and treatments offered by experienced Sydney bariatric surgeon Dr. Vytauras Kuzinkovas, schedule your personal consultation by contacting Advanced Surgicare today.