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Surgery with music

Can anyone benefit from surgery with music?  Well, do you love music?  Does it relax you, comfort you, make you feel safe and secure?  Are there lots and lots of songs and pieces that remind you of happy times and all of the people you love?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is an excellent chance that you would benefit from music during your procedure.   Before and after your procedure, I think it’s a great idea to listen to the music that is especially meaningful to you.  During your surgery, whether you’re using a regional anesthesia or general anesthesia, research shows that purely instrumental music that has a slow, steady beat and a soothing, calming mood is best.

Ideally, everyone would be able to create their own playlist for their surgery, but that’s not very realistic.  Most people are a little bit rattled when they find out that they need surgery and sitting down to choose their favorite music and loading it methodically onto their Ipod is just not going to happen.  Then too, many older people wouldn’t know how to put music on an iPod anyway.

In addition, unless you have a brand-new iPod, your’s is likely pretty germy and not something that you want to bring into the operating room.

This is why I decided to create some pre-programmed, cordless headphones that would have the perfect, slow, steady, soothing music for surgery.  The headphones are lightweight and have no cord so that they can’t get tangled with any medical equipment.  The music was chosen by a clinical musicologist who has studied this for over 20 years.  If you have been told that you need surgery and if you love music and would like to experience the many benefits of music during surgery, click HERE.  If you have any questions, please don’t hestitate to contact me through this blog.