Prehabilitation: preparing patients for surgery

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3702 (Published 08 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3702

Re: Prehabilitation: preparing patients for surgery - Very true

Dear Editor,

Thanks for this wonderful piece. When patients come for their final input before going in for surgery, a GP always does the good work of explaining the procedure and giving (most of the time false because you are not doing the surgery!) confidence. Probably we need to start doing prehabilitation. I particularly do for knee replacement surgeries, cardiac invasive procedures, etc, which has immensely helped patients. As most GPs are doing this already (worldwide), you have given an acceptance for this service. Thank you for recognizing an important issue in health care.

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 August 2017
Mohan Devegowda
Mohans Clinic
Bengaluru 560038