pre-surgical focused program

Preparing your mind and body,
and gaining confidence to surgery.

We prepare for almost everything in life: a meeting, an exam, a date, the birth of a child, holidays, a trip… We know that adequate preparation not only improves our performance, but also gives us more security. So, why not prepare your mind and body for surgery?

We know that the time before any surgical procedure is marked by specific medical preparations, but also by anxiety and fear. So we created a program to care for you right now.

Why is this preparation so important? Because the one-week immersion in our preoperative program ensures detoxification and strengthening of your body through the Kur Longevity Diet, the full functioning of the metabolism and it also allows for gains and improvements in the healing process.

Furthermore, the physical and psychosocial therapies prescribed by our doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and other health professionals not only enhance your body’s defenses, but also your confidence.

Finally, the comfort and care of our entire team, plus the fresh mountain air, amid the beautiful landscapes typical of the Gaucho Sierra, also contribute to make you feel safe, prepared and confident. Preparing for surgery is an act of caring and responsibility for yourself.

Some benefits of this program:

• Increases security to undergo the procedure;
• Improves cardiorespiratory conditions for anesthesia;
• Increases pre-surgery control of stress and anxiety;
• Better chances of recovery and less postoperative complications;
• Improves tissue oxygenation and wound healing;
• strengthens muscles for maintaining the functionality and autonomy after surgery;
• Improves metabolic adaptation and body weight;
• Reduces or normalizes hypertension;
• Improves coagulation markers.

What is included in the one-week pre-surgical focused program

  • Initial medical assessment: interview and physical examination based on your history and current state of general health, besides focusing on the surgical procedure to which you will be submitted, setting relevant guidelines.
  • Evaluation of surgical risk: in this consultation, the cardiologist will assess your cardiovascular clinical condition through lab tests, functional and imaging tests (optional). With these results, he then assesses the scores of surgical risk and prepares a report with the risk indices for the procedure in question.
  • Biochemical: Basic examination of blood, urine and feces for assessment of fats, glucose, liver function, kidney, thyroid, which are central to the surgery and medical recommendations.
  • Coagulation tests: blood test that checks the capacity of clotting and tissue healing. This analysis is crucial for the safety of the procedure.
  • Ergonometric effort test: performed by a cardiologist to assess your cardiovascular system against physical exertion, and identify possible ischemia. It’s important for surgical safety.
  • Resting electrocardiogram: those who have a contraindication to perform exercise testing, will do the resting electrocardiogram, which checks the behavior of your heart as well as your heart rate and rhythm.
  • Complete medical folder: including recommendations or suggestions so that your doctor and anesthesiologist may know the exact conditions you are before undergoing surgery.
  • Interview with a psychologist: talk about your lifestyle in general and about the procedure to be performed.
  • Monitoring with brief focused psychotherapy: if needed, you can be daily monitored by a psychologist.
  • Interview with a nutritionist: checking of eating routine, preferences, goals and possible intolerances or allergies. Based on that, a dieting plan is prepared, which would include preparation and post-surgical recovery.
  • Assessment with a physiotherapist: done by specialists in osteopathy, it checks the history of your bone health, joints, muscles and internal organs and does a physical examination of your current state of health. With a very different approach, based on the assessment, guidelines and suggestions are set for possible treatments.
  • Interview with a physical educator: checks the prescription of exercise recommended by the doctor and plans for the week, contemplating your preferences and goals.
  • Interview at the SPA: checking of your aesthetic goals and complementary relaxation for the proposal of a program of activities.
  • Assessment with a dermatologist: the doctor will perform a clinical and aesthetic dermatological assessment and will pay special attention to the process of your skin's health in terms of prevention and skin, nails and hair aging.
  • Technical-professional monitoring: our clinical professionals are at your disposal all throughout the treatment.
  • Nursing team monitoring: with daily checking of your vital signs.
  • Customized dieting program: program furnished for you to pursue a healthy diet into your daily life.
  • Preparation of customized schedule of activities and daily monitoring of program assistants: our programmers are available to align all professional information with your preferences and organize your day.
  • Functional dieting: serves seven meals a day. After the medical and nutritional assessment a certain number of calories is set, which can range from 800 to 3,500, according to your needs and goals, taking into account your food intolerances and metabolic function and nutritional needs. Our gourmet menu, developed by renowned chefs, is quite varied and tasty with lots of options to choose from.
  • Kur Longevity Diet: it is suggested for this plan. It was developed by a team of dietitians and nutritional experts, based on the theoretical power of the longest-lived people, considering the caloric density of foods, functional foods which facilitate basic nutritional education.
  • Daily nutritional monitoring: our nutritionists will monitor all your daily meals, which are tailored to your individual needs and preferences, and will set guidelines for healthy eating habits.
  • Medication and herbal teas associated with treatment: natural products and supplements with medical and nutritional prescription.
  • Daily group exercises guided and supervised by physical education instructors, trainers and physiotherapists: group classes raise endorphin levels - the welfare hormone - and promote self-esteem and energy expenditure, as well as integration and fun of the group being treated.
    • Hiking
    • Dance lessons
    • Body dynamics
    • Stretching
    • Weight training circuit
    • Waterball
    • Water power
    • Water gap
    • Water circuit
    • Water displacement
    • Water fluctuation
    • Pre-Pilates
    • Fitball
    • Running class
    • Yoga
    • Meditation
  • Final medical assessment: analysis of results and customized guidance for continuing treatment at home.
  • Sauna and steam: with space for rest and whirlpool.
  • Massage-therapy: three sessions. It is a manual massage therapy recommended for the relief of muscle tension and pain, which contributes to greater physical and mental relaxation.
  • Underwater massage: three sessions. Bath 100 water jets that massage the body for 20 minutes, providing intense relaxation. Recommended for circulatory problems, improves muscle tone, performs a lymphatic drainage and betters your health as a whole.
  • Extremity baths: thermal contrasts with activities prescribed by doctors and physiotherapists aiming to improve circulation, decrease inflammation and prevent some diseases. The activities are as follows:
    • Hand degermation;
    • Foot degermation;
    • Semicupio;
    • Galvanic bath.
  • Physiotherapeutic treatment: according to the needs and indication of our doctors and physiotherapists. They are:
    • Italian mud;
    • Diathermy;
    • Inhalation or nebulization;
  • For post-cancer: mud, according to the needs and recommendation of our doctors and physiotherapists.
  • Water Circuit: a sequence of relaxing and therapeutic baths that invigorate and stimulate all the senses. The complete circuit includes:
    • Silt bath;
    • Salt bath;
    • Ice fountain;
    • Ozonated pool with water jets and currents;
    • Antioxidant wine foam shower;
  • Knowledge activities:
    • Lectures on health and wellness.
    • Forum with technical professionals that provide guidance on a healthy lifestyle;
    • Cooking class.
  • Leisure Activities:
    • Movie sessions;
    • Special dinners;
    • Cultural presentations;
    • Live music;
    • Piano Recitals;
    • Games
  • Use of Kurotel’s entire infrastructure:
    • Fitness room;
    • Indoor and outdoor pools;
    • Tennis court;
    • Jogging track;
    • Path of water;
    • Meditation room;
    • Reading room.
  • Hosting
    It is important that our team has concrete information about your health condition so to prescribe you the most appropriate treatment. We understand that sometimes your schedule is full of compromises and, aiming to offer greater convenience, Kurotel is equipped with the latest technology to perform these tests, as well as a complete check-up. For your convenience, you can schedule assessments and examinations during your stay. Remember that those are not included in the program and will be scheduled only with your consent, since it has additional cost. If you prefer, you can do them in your hometown, as long as they get done within three months prior to your arrival. We request that you bring the results with you as well as assessments and imaging tests done in the last year.
    • Complete blood count
    • Sodium
    • Potassium
    • Glucose
    • Creatinine
    • Urea
    • Actium uric
    • Total cholesterol and fractions
    • Triglycerides
    • Ferritin
    • Homocysteine
    • Fibrinogen
    • TGO
    • TGP
    • TSH
    • Examination standard urine ('EQU')
    • C-reactive protein (CRP)
    • Basal cortisol
    • Glycated hemoglobin
    • Vitamin D, 25hidroxi
    • Examination of stools
    • Gamma GT
    • Insulin
    • Platelets
  • Note: Clients who are monitoring thyroid dysfunction, please bring previous tests’ results.
  • The Ergonometric Test is essential for prescribing exercise and to ensure the physical integrity of the client. For clients over 30 years, it is essential (it’s valid for 6 months). This test is also required for people under 30 years old, if there are any risk factors such as obesity, smoking, heart problems or a family history.
    • Weight loss
    • Stress Control
    • Healthy Longevity
    • Post-Cancer
    • Pre-surgical
    • KinderKur
  • To learn more about our programs and find out about our infrastructure, please access
    Kurotel staff appreciates your contact and is available, should you have any further questions.
    Thank you for your preference.
    Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and SPA Technical manager: Doctor Victor Hugo Canto da Fonseca CREMERS 10,251

Observação: Para atendê-lo de forma personalizada, é imprescindível conhecer seu quadro clínico. Por isso, solicitamos uma série de exames à você em sua chegada ao Kurotel. A partir dos resultados, nossa equipe médica prescreve as atividades do seu plano de tratamento,  junto com os demais profissionais que compõem a equipe técnica. O resultado? Um plano individualizado, focado nos seus objetivos, e com atividades seguras.

Fitoterapia com prescrição médica e nutricional.

Furthermore, Kurotel furnishes complementary optional activities in the pre-surgical focused program:

  • Imaging Body Assessment
    going into surgery with the proper weight is an indicator that increases the chances of safety of the procedure. This test is considered the gold standard for body assessment because it reliably identifies the amount of fat, lean mass and bone mineral component, as well as its distribution.
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Metals Assessment
    from collecting blood and urine, we can adjust dieting and supplementation, if necessary.
  • Stress Assessment
    it is a tool that allows a complete diagnosis of stress and, thereby, draws concrete strategies in order to change what causes suffering.
  • Thorough Physical Assessment
    activity that evaluates flexibility, muscular strength and endurance and provides a correct diagnosis to define the best exercise program to maintain the weight achieved.
  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
    assessment that uses testings to identify the quality and speed of the aging process, followed by specific guidelines to ease whatever is needed.
  • Dental Assessment
    periodontitis is a factor that requires care and treatment, in case of extensive surgeries. This assessment checks the conditions of gingival, dental and soft tissue health. It also assesses o aesthetic enhancement opportunities and preventive care such as hygiene and diet.
  • Food Detective
    59 foods can be assessed, allowing the prescription of a more individualized nutrition. Food sensitive people can present very different symptoms from headaches, flatulence, constipation or diarrhea to weight control problems.
  • Hormonal Profile
    a blood test that evaluates the activities of all functions of the major glands that may be important for the metabolism, and the mood, among others.
  • Personal trainer
    individualized exercise developed according to the goals to be achieved and to optimize results.
  • Pilates with apparatus
    expert teachers perform activities that work muscle strength, endurance, breathing and stretching.
  • Thermography
    non-invasive, painless, and done without the use of ionizing radiation or contrast imaging diagnosis, which assesses, with high sensitivity, the presence of inflammation in the body structures, such as tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels, long before the events of pain.

Note: optional activities are indicated according to customer's need, being explained the benefits of each of these to achieve the objectives proposed. Once they have an additional cost, such activities will be scheduled only with consent of the client.