Preparing for Surgery — Mind, Body and Spirit

Aug. 2 class cancelation

The Aug. 2 session of the Preparing for Surgery workshop is canceled. The workshop will resume in September


The UCI Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care offers a class that will help increase the understanding of anesthesia and surgery, as well as help patients learn relaxation techniques to promote wellness.

The class will be led 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 led 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

Free classes are offered every first Monday of each month*
12 to 1:30 p.m.

*except on holidays, class is next day
** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, classes are now offered virtually, via ZOOM. There are no in-person classes offered at this time. **

Registration Instructions:

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.

Classes are all held via Zoom. A link to the Zoom class will be provided to you by email once you have registered for a session.