Emmi® Programs at Sentara

When dealing with a medical condition or preparing for an upcoming surgery, we have a lot of information to process and options to consider. Many of us have questions we forget to ask while we’re in the doctor’s office. In other cases, we may have questions we think aren’t important or are too embarrassed to ask. 
Emmi programs help put you at ease and make you a more informed member of your care team by answering frequently asked questions and guiding you step-by-step through your condition or upcoming procedure. See Emmi program offerings at Sentara below for video links.

More information about Emmi®

  • What is Emmi?

    Emmi is a free, online program that takes complex medical information and makes it easy-to-understand. Emmi programs cover a number of important topics related to your condition or procedure, which may include the following: 

    • Your condition
    • Why your doctor has recommended surgery
    • What to expect before surgery
    • An overview of your procedure
    • What to expect after surgery
    • Risks and benefits
    • Alternatives

    These programs guide you through an animated overview of important medical information, helping you to prepare and feel more comfortable managing your condition and caring for yourself before and after a procedure. Knowing what to expect and what you need to do can help your move quicker along the road to recovery.

  • Why does Sentara offer Emmi programs?

    At Sentara, we believe that you, the patient, are the most important member of your healthcare team. These programs help you become a more informed member of your care team, and it’s convenient. You can view the program in the comfort of your own home or anywhere that has internet access any day at any time.

  • What can I expect from an Emmi program?

    Each program takes approximately 20 minutes to watch, depending on the program and your internet connection. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience, and you can view them as many times as you like. You can even share them with your family and friends.

    As you watch the program, you can write notes and questions that you can print out and bring with you to your next appointment. If you do not finish watching the program the first time, you can start again right where you stopped previously.

  • Emmi program offerings at Sentara

    Emmi programs are available for select Sentara services. Ask your doctor which Emmi program is right for you. 
    Watch these free, interactive Emmi programs:

    • General Surgery
    • Robotic surgery