To prepare patients for the risks of anesthesia and surgery through education. To encourage patients to ask well informed questions prior to surgery and anesthesia.

What if Your Doctor Asked You to Pray Before Your Surgery?

1 year ago

It is refreshing to see how many doctors are praying with their patients before surgery.  In an older population this is usually welcomed. Some patients will even ask to include their family in the prayer session.  

Some studies show that those who have a religious or spiritual involvement have an overall better outcome after surgery.  

Most hospitals will make arrangements to have a religious representative see you before surgery.  Don't be surprised if your doctor also takes part.