Mayo Clinic Study Confirms That Stress And Emotional Anxiety Can Raise Risk Of Surgical Complications

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Isabella Koretz, Founder and CEO of Pearl Recovery Retreat in Beverly Hills, comments on a recent study confirming that stress and anxiety can have a negative impact on surgical recovery.

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Pearl Recovery Retreat, located in Beverly Hills, serves as a post surgical recovery center at the SLS Hotel.

The results of the study are a welcome addition to the existing science on how stress and emotional well being affects the healing process.

In a recent Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal Of Gastrointestinal Surgery released in September 2014, researchers found that quality of life issues like family turmoil and secondary worries unrelated to the patient’s illness and upcoming surgery could increase the likelihood of suffering surgical complications. As a result, the study concluded that addressing stress and emotional anxiety prior to surgery should be a priority for a better surgical recovery.

“The results of the study are a welcome addition to the existing science on how stress and emotional well being affects the healing process,” said Koretz, who offers rejuvenation and luxury spa amenities in addition to medical after surgery care at Pearl Recovery Retreat.

Of the 431 patients observed, the study found that patients with lower quality of life indicators were as much as three times more likely to suffer post surgical complications. Some of the metrics used to measure a patient’s quality of life score and wellness include:

financial
spiritual
emotional
mental
social

Patients that felt anxiety or emotional distress over their needs not being met in any or a combination of the key quality of life indicators received a lower quality of life score, and were therefore at a higher risk for surgical complications.

Adding to the Mayo Clinic study’s findings, a study published in the November 2014 issue of Anesthesiology out of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal found that patients that underwent what they called “prehabilitation,” a course of conditioning, nutrition, and relaxation exercises prior to surgery showed greater progress in post-surgical rehabilitation.

“At Pearl Recovery Retreat, we’ve worked to design programs that help mitigate post-surgical complications and stress, and contribute to a healthy and speedy recovery for all of our patients,” added Koretz. “In addition to a surgical retreat, it’s a home away from home where patients can put their needs and well being first, for a safe and worry free recovery.”

Pearl Recovery Retreat is a surgical aftercare facility and wellness retreat in Beverly Hills, located within the 5-star SLS Hotel Beverly Hills. With professional nurses, luxurious rooms, and lavish amenities, Pearl offers post-surgical patients the opportunity to recover in a serene environment under the watchful eye of an experienced nursing staff. With their doctors’ approval, patients may check into Pearl after outpatient surgery, including cosmetic, gynecological, bariatric, orthopedic, sinus, and bunion procedures. Unlike other aftercare facilities, Pearl is centrally located within a short drive of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well as many of Beverly Hills’ top surgeons and doctors. Pearl offers an unparalleled array of recovery in-room amenities including gourmet dining options, spa services, and unrestricted visiting hours.

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