Research Documenting Improved Patient Outcomes

Clinical Studies


The groundbreaking work of Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster ™ program has been documented in numerous studies at major teaching hospitals across the United States including New England Baptist Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, The Lahey Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. 

For a complete listing of research studies click here

Prior to undergoing elective surgery, it has been demonstrated that patients who use these mind-body relaxation techniques will be able to: 

  •  Reduce anxiety before surgery
  •  Use 23% - 50% less pain medication 
  •  Fall asleep if you have insomnia 
  •  Heal faster

Maggie Sergio is certified by Peggy Huddleston to teach the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster workshop, which is focused on five steps to prepare for surgery.  In this NPR interview, Peggy outlines the five steps that her program is based on.