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Jul Jul 24, 2017

More on the History of Anesthesia and Sedation

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Over 25 years ago, I began learning about the use of music as an adjunct to anesthesia.  I didn’t know that much about anesthesia and sedation, but I knew that I didn’t want any more than I absolutely needed.  I knew that anesthesia was powerful stuff, so when I found out that I would be having a baby (over 40 years ago!) I knew that I wanted to have natural childbirth and not a “saddleblock” or any kind of spinal anesthesia.  Not only did I just not like the idea of someone putting a needle in my back, but I knew enough women at that time, who had utilized the LaMaze Method or the Bradley Method, that I knew it was quite possible with proper preparation, childbirth classes, and a willing husband, which I had!

In 1990, when I stepped into the field of Music Medicine, one of the things that fascinated me was the concept of music as a way to enhance minimal anesthesia usage and a way to tap into the powerof rhythmic entrainment.

Timeline of Progress in Pain Management during Surgery:

CA 4000 BCE Sumerian artifacts depicting the opium poppy

CA 1600 BCE Acupuncture being practiced in China, according to pictographs on bones and turtle shells

CA 1187 BCE In Homer’s “Odessey,” the Greek goddess Circe, uses deleriant herbs to brew a tea, turning Odysseus’ men into swine.

64 AD  Dioscorides, a Greek surgeon in the Roman army of Emperor Nero, recommends mandrake boiled in wine to “cause the insensibility of those who are to be cut or cauterized.”

CA 800-1300 After herbal mixtures including opium, mandrake, henbane, and/or hemlock are steeped into a soporific or sleep-bearing sponge (“spongia somnifera”), the sponge is dampened so that anesthetic vapors or drippings can be applied to a patient’s nostrils. These sponges were likely historical cousins to the so-called Roman or Arabic sponges (used during crucifixions, surgeries, and other painful events).

1540:  German physician and botanist Valerius Cordus (1515–1544), synthesizes diethyl ether by distilling ethanol and sulphuric acid into what he called “sweet oil of vitriol.”

1779:  Franz Anton Mesmer (1734–1815)—In Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal, he describes using magnets and hypnosis to cure many ailments.

1805:  Pharmacist Friedrich Sertürner (1783–1841)—Isolates a new substance from opium, which he later names “morphium” after Morpheus, the god of dreams.

1842: William Clarke (1819‐1908)—In Rochester, New York, a medical student etherizes a single patient for a dental extraction.

1842:  Dr. Crawford W. Long (1815-1878) etherizes James Venable for removal of neck cysts on March 30, 1842. Dr. Long would become honored as the 1st anesthesiologist on a US Postage stamp (1940) and as the inspiration for the 1st “National Doctors Day” on March 30, 1991.

1845:  Dr. Horace Wells (1815-1848)-After bravely volunteering to inhale nitrous oxide for his own dental extraction back in December of 1844, Dr. Wells demonstrates nitrous oxide anesthesia for a tooth extraction near Massachusetts General Hospital, but the partial anesthetic is judged a “humbug.”

1846: On October 16, William T. G. Morton (1819-1868) made history by being first in the world to publicly and successfully demonstrate the use of ether anesthesia for surgery. This occurred at what came to be called “The Ether Dome,” at Massachusetts General Hospital on patient Edward Gilbert Abbott. Surgeon John Collins Warren noted, “Gentlemen, this is no humbug.” Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894)-suggests the terms “anaesthetic” and “anaesthesia” in a letter to William T. G. Morton. News of Morton’s ether demonstration was carried by the paddle steamship Acadiafrom Boston to Dr. Francis Boott and then on to Dr. James Robinson (1813-1862), who extracted a tooth on December 19, 1846, under ether anesthesia. In 1847 Robinson authored one of the first textbooks on anesthesia: A Treatise on the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether for the Prevention of Pain in Surgical Operations.* On December 21, Scottish surgeons in Dumfries, Scotland (Dr. William Scott) and in London (Dr. Robert Liston) amputate limbs of etherized patients- the first such surgical anesthetics in the British Isles. Liston commented, “This Yankee dodge beats mesmerism hollow.” Dr. Liston describes the surgery in a letter to Dr. Francis Boott, which is published in The Lancet. The WLM owns this letter.

1847:  Prof. James Y. Simpson (1811-1870)-Scottish obstetrician begins administering chloroform to women for pain during childbirth. Chloroform quickly becomes a popular anesthetic for surgery and dental procedures as well. Chloroform was discovered independently in 1831 by the USA’s Samuel Guthrie, France’s Eugène Soubeiran, and Germany’s Justus von Liebig.

1853:  Drs. Charles Pravaz (1791-1853) and Alexander Wood (1817-1884)-These men independently invented the hollow hypodermic needle, which will be attached to an earlier invention, the syringe popularized in 1845 by Ireland’s Francis Rynd.

1884:  Dr. Karl Koller (1857-1944)-Viennese ophthalmologist and colleague of Sigmund Freud, introduces cocaine as an anesthetic for eye surgery.

1898:  Dr. August Bier (1861-1949)-Conducts the first spinal anesthetic using cocaine; 10 years later, he popularized the intravenous regional (“Bier”) block.

1902:  Dr. Mathias J. Seifert of Chicago coins the words “anesthesiology” and “anesthesiologist.” He asserted that an “ANESTHETIST” is a technician and an “ANESTHESIOLOGIST” is the scientific authority on anesthesia and anesthetics.

1923: Dr. Isabella Herb administers the first ethylene-oxygen surgical anesthetic. She demonstrated the remarkable trance-like state that low-dose ethylene could induce in human subjects.

1929:  The Anaesthetists’ Travel Club is organized by Dr. John S. Lundy, who will popularize use of the intravenous anesthetic thiopental (Pentothal) and will become the ASA President in 1946. The popularity of thiopental-as a swift-onset intravenous agent for inducing general anesthesia-will pave the way for other totally unrelated intravenous induction agents, such as ketamine, etomidate, and propofol.

1941:  Henry K. Beecher, MD- After his appointment to the USA’s first endowed chair in anesthesiology as Harvard’s Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Anaesthesia Research, Prof. Beecher will pioneer understanding of medical ethics, patient consent, clinical trials, the placebo effect, and “brain death.”

Dr. Robert Hingson develops Continuous Caudal Anesthesia, an innovation in obstetrical anesthesia that provides continuous pain relief for prolonged or difficult labor. In 1958, Dr. Hingson starts Brother’s Brother, a nonprofit charity for supplying medical, educational, and agricultural supplies worldwide. His needle-free “Peace Guns” would mass-immunize millions by jet injection and would be featured as the “Hypospray” in Star Trek and many science fiction films

1960:  Drs. Joseph Artusio, Alan van Poznak et al. begin human trials of the inhalational anesthetic methoxyflurane.

1999: In its report To Err is Human, the Institute of Medicine lauds the efforts of anesthesiologists in improving patient safety

By 1999, I was well on the road to trying to figure out how music could be used as an adjunct to anesthesia, in order to create a safer surgical experience by decreasing the amount of anesthesia, as well as anxiety and pain medication, before, during and after surgery!

The rest is history!!  For more information on this, please visit https://www.woodlibrarymuseum.org/history-of-anesthesia/

 

 

 

 

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Jun Jun 30, 2017

Our most frequently asked questions about the Surgical Headphones

By |June 30, 2017|FAQ's|0 Comments

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Patient Model Headphones

 

Our most frequently asked questions about the surgical headphones, change from month to month and depend upon our most recent updates.  Here are the Top 10 questions as of June, 2017:

  1.  Are the headphones intended for the Dr or the patient?
    1. The headphones are intended for the patient, so that the doctor can have his own ambient music.
  2.  Is the music already on the headphones?
    1. Yes, both models are preloaded with our proprietary music, which can be changed after surgery to whatever music you like.
  3.  Will the hospital have them waiting for me?
    1. Hospitals that now have headphones included some VA hospitals, some Cleveland Clinic hospitals, some parts of Mayo clinic in Minnesota, and soon—Johns Hopkins!  If you’re going anywhere else, best to purchase your own!
  4.  Can I purchase just one headphone?
    1. Absolutely!  The patient model is $97.00
  5.  Can I change the music on the headphones?
    1. Once your surgery is over, it’s easy to reload the microchip with the music of your choice.
  6.  Will my doctor let me wear them during surgery?
    1. 99 out of a 100 will.  We have written a short article for you to take to your Dr that tells about all of the research that has been done on music with surgery and our headphones in particular.
  7.  Is there any danger to wearing these headphones during surgery.
    1. No problems have ever been reported.  Some doctors worried about an electrical arc, which happened long ago with another piece of equipment.  Our headphones don’t have any metal in them.
  8.  Why should I wear them during surgery if I am asleep?
    1. Because the body responds to the steady rhythms of our proprietary music, entraining the heartbeat and the breathing.  This is the heart of our method and it works whether patient is asleep or awake.
  9.  Does anyone else make these headphones?
    1. Not yet, but we know we will eventually have competition.  That’s why we got a patent!!
  10.  Will insurance reimburse me for these headphones?
    1.  Not yet.  That is why we started selling them to patients first.   Now that patients know about their power and effectiveness, we are marketing them to hospitals, surgery centers and dental practices.  We foresee and day when insurance companies will not only reimburse for them, but they will INSIST on them!!

If these are not the questions you have, please let me know what YOUR question is!  I’d love to answer it for you!!

 

 

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May May 30, 2017

Cosmetic Surgery and Surgical Serenity Solutions

By |May 30, 2017|aesthetic surgery, Cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty|0 Comments

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Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery

Surgical Serenity Solutions, pre-programmed headphones with proven, scientifically selected calming music

Cosmetic surgery and Surgical Serenity Solutions.  Are you thinking of having a little plastic surgery?  It certainly is more popular than ever these days and can truly make a world of difference in how you look and feel.  Plastic surgery used to be the domain of the rich and famous…movie stars, heiresses, and royalty.  Today, the procedures that used to be prohibitively expensive, and required weeks and weeks of recovery time, can now be done as outpatient surgery, or even on your lunch hour!!

One of the reasons I became so interested in knowing more about plastic surgery was the immediate interest that plastic and cosmetic surgeons showed in the Surgical Serenity Solutions.  The reason is (I surmise!) that when a person decides to pay for a procedure that is unlikely to be reimbursed by insurance or Medicare/Medicaid, it is obviously something that they really want.  (Who doesn’t want to be more beautiful, shapely, or youthful looking?)  And typically, the office of a plastic surgeon is beauty and luxury personified.

If you’re going to pay many thousands of dollars out of your own pocket for a procedure that promises to improve your appearance and your self-esteem, you want to be as comfortable and pampered as you can possibly be.   Providing each patient with their own, personal, Surgical Serenity headphone, with the ideal slow, soothing music already programmed on them!  In a clinical study, conducted at the Robley Rex Veterans Hospital in Louisville, KY, patients wearing the light-weight, cordless headphones, experienced 20% less pain, than those who did not wear our headphones.

Since that study, the famous British medical journal, The Lancet, published a meta-analysis of 4000 research studies world-wide on the benefits of music with surgery.  In every study, music was highly recommended as a huge benefit to the patient in terms of anxiety reduction and pain reduction.  In addition, patients who listen to soothing, slow and steady music through cordless headphones, not only engage the process of rhythmic entrainment, but headphones also block the surgeon’s music, which is often lively and upbeat.  It also blocks conversations in the surgical area which the patient does not really want to hear.

Cosmetic surgeons and luxury esthetic surgery spas want to make their patients’ experience as painless and enjoyable as possible.  This is definitely one way to provide that patient experience, that patients want and deserve.

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Apr Apr 27, 2017

New Uses for Serenity Solution Headphones: Parathyroid Surgery

By |April 27, 2017|Benefits of cordless headphones, Cardiac By-pass surgery with music, Parathyroid and Thyroid Surgery with music|0 Comments

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SSS in perioperative thyroid surgery

Patient before parathyroid surgery

Our Surgical Serenity Headphones have been used for so many different surgeries but this week a new one came to my attention:  parathyroid surgery.  This patient is a 67 y.o. lady with an impressive athletic career.  She has been winning trophies and medals for decades, but recently, in the course of some routine blood work, it was discovered that one of the parathyroid glands was malfunctioning and needed to be removed.

Of course, she wanted to use the Surgical Serenity Solutions headphones that she had bought several years ago for another surgery and had a positive experience. She told me that she has used them along and along for bouts of insomnia and stress, but that surgery is what she wanted to use them for primarily since she is very sensitive to anesthesia and wanted no more than absolutely necessary.

Since this was a new procedure, she checked in advance with the the surgeon and explained that these headphones were created specifically for surgery and are in use at Cleveland Clinic, as well as Mayo, Johns Hopkins, and VA Hospitals around the country!  The surgeon gave the green light and she prepared for her parathyroid surgery.

As fate would have it, things did not go exactly as planned!  The surgery started an hour later than scheduled, but patients said that she needed to anxiety meds while waiting because she had her headphones on and just closed her eyes and enjoyed the music while waiting to be called back.

Once it started, it took a little longer than anticipated because they decided to take part of her thyroid gland as well.  Of course she was asleep when that decision was made, but she reports she was so glad NOT to hear the conversation that went on about whether to remove part of the thyroid or not.

Surgical Serenity Solutions with parathyroid surgery

Patient after parathyroid surgery

Patient has been instructed to get lots of rest and not work out for a couple of weeks and she is OK with that.  This is the message friends:  even when you are super healthy and feeling no pain, a simple blood test can reveal a process going on in your body that you knew nothing about.  Be prepared!  These amazing headphones can be shipped to you overnight and they have been studies and tested in major hospitals around the country.  You can get your own set for under $100!  Go NOW to www.surgicalserenitysolutions.com/patient-products.  

 

 

 

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Apr Apr 19, 2017

“How can Hospitals, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists make money Using Music in the Perioperative Period?

By |April 19, 2017|Hospitals can Improve revenue|0 Comments

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Hospital, Surgeons and Anesthesiologists want to deliver the best possible patient care, when a patient comes in for surgery (or other procedures such as colonoscopy, endoscopy, or joint replacement.  They also need to make money!! Balancing these two goals is not always easy.   Hospital equipment tends to be very expensive because it is very stringently regulated.  In addition, patient satisfaction is extremely important.  Today, hospitals are held accountable for poor patient satisfaction scores and can be forced to pay back millions of dollars if patients give bad patient care evaluations.

One of the easiest and most affordable solutions is to utilize the Surgical Serenity Solutions pre-programmed headphones for the patient.  They have been tested around the country, including VA Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.  In one clinical study, they were found to decrease pain perception by 20%!  This is huge, especially in light of the current opioid crisis.  Help your patients experience less pain by utilizing our cordless headphones, pre-loaded with the perfect soothing, slow and steady music, designed to engage rhythmic entrainment.  To purchase, go to www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com

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Apr Apr 18, 2017

The #1 Service Everyone Needs to Know about for Music in the Perioperative Period

By |April 18, 2017|Baby Boomers, Benefits of cordless headphones, Benefits of music during surgery|0 Comments

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Are you having surgery or an anxiety-provoking medical procedure, you need to know about Surgical Serenity Solutions!  Our pre-loaded, cordless headphones have been on the market since 2009 and have been successfully used from coast to coast with hundreds of different medical procedures.

The music on our pre-loaded headphones is slow, soothing, steady music that was specially chosen by a clinical musicologist…me!!  Patients have raved about what a difference this music made to them and how they didn’t need ANY valium or other anxiety medication before their procedure.

Many patients have reported that even after having general anesthesia, they were NO nausea and vomiting afterwards and that they were able to go home in the shortest possible amount of time; often just hours.

There is so much clinical research documenting the many benefits of using music during the perioperative period including:

  • Less anxiety medication
  • Less pain medication
  • Less anesthesia
  • Blocking of disturbing conversation between medical staff
  • Blocking of sounds of surgery which can include drilling, hammering and sawing!
  • Faster recovery from the procedure, the anesthesia given and the incisions

The patient can now order their own headphones directly from www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com.  Don’t wait!  Get your headphones today, even before you need them.  They are also great for dental visits and procedures.  The whole family can use them!  Just go to www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com!

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Mar Mar 13, 2017

Characteristics of the Ideal Music for Surgery

By |March 13, 2017|Surgery Music Characteristics|0 Comments

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choosing the ideal music for surgery

Do you know about the characteristics of the ideal music for surgery?  Many people believe that having the ideal music for surgery is a great idea!  But how do you choose that ideal music and know in advance that it’s going to be suitable?  How do you know that the music you choose will not only be pleasant and soothing, but will also decrease your anxiety at the time of surgery and reduce your pain perception and possibly even reduce the amount of anesthesia required.

Many people ask why they can’t just bring their own ipod in, and the answer is, of course you can!  But, iPods are fairly germy and depending on the part of the body having surgery, that could be a problem.  Also, iPods have a cord, and in the operating room, there are always lots of other cords that should not be tangled with!

So first of all, our pre-programmed, cordless headphones are a lot easier!

Secondly, how do you choose the best music?  Studies have shown that the ideal music for surgery is purely instrumental, i.e., no lyrics.  It also needs to be approximately the tempo of the healthy resting heartbeat.  Do you know what that is? 🙂  And it needs to be unfamiliar to you, so that any previous negative associations don’t barge in, and upset your subconscious.

And finally, if you find out you need surgery soon, like in the next week or so, do you really have time to put together a one-hour playlist, and make it loop,  load it onto a cordless player (and they are not easy to find!) and get permission to bring it into your hospital??  If you can, and you want to, that’s great!  And amazing!  If you don’t, and you can’t, why not order our patient-model headphones for LESS than $100.00  Just go to http://www.surgicalserenitysolutions.com/patient-products/.  You’ll be so glad you did!!

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Feb Feb 16, 2017

How to Use Surgical Serenity Solutions in the Hospital

By |February 16, 2017|How-to use the Surgical Serenity Solution|0 Comments

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How to use Surgical Serenity Solutions

Knowing exactly how to use Surgical Serenity Solutions in the hospitals is very important.  Sometimes I forget that just because I’ve written hundreds of blogs, articles, and Facebook stories about the Surgical Serenity Solutions preloaded headphones, doesn’t mean that everyone searching for music and surgery info even knows they exist or how they work, once purchased.

So I thought I’d do a little tutorial with pictures of the patient wearing them at every stage of the procedure.  Sooo, to your left is the patient wearing them after checking in to the surgical suite, early on the morning of the procedure.  Patient is clearly relaxed and not overly anxious about being stuck with a needle (IV insertion, anesthetized with Propofol, and probed internally with a camera and biopsies performed.

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In the pre-surgery area. Gown is on, IV started and electrodes placed.

In this picture, patient has been taken back to the pre-op area, put into hospital gown, with IV inserted and electrodes attached, but, thanks to the beautiful, calming music is still smiling and not overly anxious about the procedure that is about to happen.  Nurse has already asked at least 5-10 minutes worth of questions, but patient could easily hear, because headphones are not noise cancelling,  merely muffling.  When patient is in the operating room, surgeon often has his own upbeat music, which is the opposite of what the patient needs to hear and entrain with.  Conversations, too, are often not what the patient needs to hear.

 

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Sleeping peacefully after procedure, music still playing through headphones to entrain heart rate and breathing

Now, patient has returned from the Operating Room and is still sleeping.  The music is still playing, and although she is not consciously listening to it, she can hear it, and best of all, her heart rate and breathing are entrained or synchronized with the music, keeping her calm and relaxed until the anesthesia (propofol) wears off.

 

 

 

 

Gently awakening from surgery, alert, not nauseated, and fully oriented to time and place.

Now the patient is just beginning to awaken, alert, oriented to time and place, and best of all, with no nausea and vomiting.  Patient went home about 20 minutes after this picture was taken.

Did the proprietary music, delivered through cordless, preloaded headphones make all the difference?  Well, we think so.  Study after study has demonstrated these very things:

  • With the headphones, patient is much less anxious before the procedure and requires little or no benzodiazepines.
  • In the pre-op area, patient is shielded (sonic-ly) from other patients anxious conversations and overheard stress.
  • In the OR, patient enters in such a relaxed state that less anesthesia is required to still be asleep and comfortable.
  • Afterwards, patient awakens refreshed, not nauseous, and with little pain.  Patient is able to return home quickly and comfortably.

 

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Jan Jan 6, 2017

New Uses Emerging for Surgical Serenity Headphones

By |January 6, 2017|New Uses for Surgical Serenity Headphones|0 Comments

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New uses are emerging for Surgical Serenity Headphones.  When I had the inspiration for some pre-programmed headphones for people to wear before, during and after surgery, I was literally thinking “surgery.” And I was thinking “surgery under general anesthesia.” Since then, so many other wonderful uses have been discovered and put into use.

The first major “other” use was dentistry. The second someone asked me if they could be used at the dentist’s office, I thought “Of course! What a great idea!” Now it seems like an absolute no-brainer, but because I was working in a major med-surg hospital at that time, I was totally focused on surgery and had previously been helping surgery patients to create their own tapes and CDs.

Now, in 2017, people are using our headphones for childbirth, endoscopies, anxiety, insomnia, and fear of flying.  I am so grateful to all my readers and customers for coming to me with suggestions of other ways that the headphones could be used.  The only place that I don’t think they could be used would be a MRI machine.  Our slow, soothing music would not like be that helpful there, if you could even hear it!

In 2005, MP3s were just really beginning to take over the audio field and CDs were beginning to be old-fashioned, clunky, and unnecessary. I was attending a wonderful seminar on product innovation and information marketing with Randy Gage, Ted Nicholas, and Ian Percy, sponsored by the National Speakers Association. When the idea popped into my head to create programmable headphones with the ideal music for surgery, I barely understood what an MP3 file was!

Now we have two different pre-loaded, cordless headphones model, both extremely comfortable and able to play continuously between 8-24 hours. In addition to being full of benefits for surgery under general anesthesia, regional anesthesia or local anesthesia, patients are coming up with lots of other uses. Surgical Serenity has been successfully used for chemotherapy, radiation, ICU, CCU, Emergency Department, ambulance rides, insomnia, and of course, dental procedures of all kinds.

Order yours today at www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com!

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Dec Dec 5, 2016

Learn about the benefits of music with surgery!

By |December 5, 2016|Benefits of music during surgery, Fear and Anxiety about Surgery|1 Comment

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Benefits of music with surgery

The benefits of music with surgery are very great, but the majority of patients are not aware of them!  Nobody wants to have surgery and that’s a fact!!  I’ve had just a few procedures under the knife and with general anesthesia and it is not a pleasant experience. But now we know that using the right kind of music for the patient, before, during, and after the procedure can make a huge difference in how the patients feels, and even in how the procedure goes!

In the early 1990’s I was given the amazing opportunity to work at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, conducting clinical research on the healing powers of music.  It was such a dream job for me because I knew that music was powerful medicine in all kinds of situations, but my boss, Dr. Joel Elkes, said that the medical world now demanded empirical evidence that this was the case, and that I would be the one to gather this empirical evidence!  Jump to 1994 and I was told that I need back surgery for a bulging/ruptured disc.  By then, I know that I was going to have specially chosen music (by me!) to listen to before, during and after the procedure.  I asked my surgeon, Dr. Wayne Villanueva if I could bring in my Walkman with three difference cassette tapes to listen to, and he that if I could also bring a friend to change the tapes at each juncture, that would be fine.

In July, 1994, I arrived at an excellent hospital here in Louisville, KY for my surgery.  I had put together a tape of my my favorite slow, steady, soothing and comforting music for the entire procedure, ending when I was released from the recovery room.  A friend changed the tapes for me as I left pre-surgery, and again when I arrived back into the recovery room.  The doctors were amazed!  They said that my procedure was faster than expected and that I required not only less pain medication and anxiety medication, but I actually used less anesthesia!  I felt nothing of course, but I did really enjoy the music as I was wheeled into the operating room and the anesthesia began to take effect.  In no time, I was waking up in recovery with the awareness of where I was and what had happened, but without the usual nausea and dizziness/confusion/brain fog.

Jump to 2005 and a fabulous conference in Cancun, Mexico that I went to, sponsored by the National Speaker’s Association.  This was a conference on Product Innovation and this is when I came up with the idea for Surgical Serenity Solutions!  To have pre-programmed headphones for the surgical patient, ready to go and deliver beautiful music, specially chosen for surgery, is a gift that is truly priceless!  We now have models for the patient to buy as well as for the hospital to have on hand for the patients.  I hope you’ll get yours today!  Don’t wait til you need surgery?  People are now using them for dental visits, insomnia, long plane rides and many more options!  www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com!

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