Christine Ibilibor, MD, Conducting New Clinical Trial to Study Exercise and Mindfulness Before Bladder Surgery

July 18, 2023 by

Christine Ibilibor

Christine Ibilibor, MD

Surgeon Christine Ibilibor, MD, is conducting a clinical trial titled “Pre-habilitation with Mindfulness and Exercise for Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy,” a procedure to treat advanced bladder cancer that is considered major surgery. Dr. Ibilibor’s study investigates the concept called “pre-hab,” which means trying to get patients as healthy as possible before surgery through exercise therapy, good nutrition, social support, anxiety-reduction, and improving well-being.

Dr. Ibilibor’s shares more about her study in an interview conducted by Lisa Farr, M.Ed., the director of the Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory.

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