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Prep Your Body and
Your Home

The biggest recommendation-
and perhaps the most difficult
to follow-from surgeons and
researchers who study surgical
outcomes is to focus on what
they call "prehabilitation." That
means getting as healthy as possible before the procedure.
"Think of it like, I'm going to
be training for this, walking every
day and making sure my heart and
lungs are in the best shape they
can be in," says Giana Davidson,
MD, MPH, a surgeon and
researcher funded by the PatientCentered Outcomes Research
Institute, whose work has focused
on improving people's healing
rates after surgery.
That means quitting smoking
if you smoke, losing weight if you
carry extra pounds and getting
blood sugar levels in check if they
are out of control.
"Losing weight and stopping
smoking are the hardest things we
ask patients to do, and they probably help patient outcomes the
most," Davidson says. "It helps
with everything from not coughing as much after surgery to not
getting pneumonia."
Also important is getting your
home ready for the time you'll
need to recover after surgery.
"Having somewhere to stay and
having the fridge stocked and having a support system in place to
help them-those things are all
critical to their recovery, and to
recovering as quickly as possible,"
Davidson says. "Before surgery
is the time we should be talking
to people about what they'll need
after they leave the hospital."

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