Long time RRBB client launches new, exciting business to provide sound, sensible information and skills to help people prepare for surgery.
Helen Stein and her team developed the idea and now operate Be Surgery Wise, LLC. It is a holistic navigation service to guide you through all stages of surgery. For many, surgery is a journey into the unknown. The need for surgery often goes hand-in-hand with a serious illness or diagnosis resulting in fear, anxiety or feelings of helplessness. As surgical navigators, they are uniquely positioned to tailor programs that address specific needs and concerns so the client can regain more control in a situation that feels overwhelming.
Helen is trained as a health educator and clinical psychologist. She currently has a private psychotherapy practice for adults in Manhattan and supervises interns at NY Presbyterian Hospital and graduate students at Teachers College. After 12 surgeries herself, most of them in the last decade, Helen wanted to put these experiences to practical use, and was inspired to create a program for people preparing for surgery. With her partners, Dia Costello, trained in social work, and Zarme Shahnawaz, trained in medicine, Be Surgery Wise offers the team members’ experience as patients, caregivers and health professionals to create a holistic and integrated program that makes the road to surgery smoother. While they do not offer medical or psychotherapeutic treatment or advice, their training informs their work as navigators.
RRBB is very proud to say Helen is a long time client, and we are even more proud of Helen for developing such a great, meaningful and needed service for so many in a time where they need it. Please visit their site at www.besurgerywise.com to read and learn more.