Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine

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Preparing for Surgery - Mind, Body and Spirit Class

Increase your knowledge of anesthesia and surgery by joining the Preparing for Surgery - Mind, Body and Spirit class. This class will help increase the understanding of anesthesia and surgery and learn relaxation techniques to promote wellness.

Date, Time and Location

Free sessions every first Monday of each month*
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

*except on holidays, class is next day

UCI Health Douglas Hospital
Conference Room 3005
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
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Registration is required. Class dates, times and locations may change without notice.

Call us at 657-282-6357 to get scheduled or to learn more.

The class will be lead by anesthesiologists, perioperative doctors and nurses. They will discuss in detail the sequence of events during the day of surgery; description of anesthesia, other options and alternatives, risks and benefits. The second portion of the class is lead by experts with regard with the mind-body connection and guided imagery. Participants are encouraged to ask any questions.

The class will cover topics on:

  • Anesthesia, surgery and pain management strategies
  • What to expect at the hospital before, during and after surgery
  • The connection between emotional well-being, health and healing
  • What to do to best prepare for surgery
  • Support services that are available

Preparing for Surgery and Recovery Handbook pdf icon small navigation down arrow