Dreams About Surgery

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Dreaming of going through surgery suggests that you feel as if a few parts of your individuality, whether it is your lifestyle or ideals, are causing problems. Here I will cover all dreams about surgery.

As with all traumatic dreams, seeing yourself undergoing surgery in a dream indicates a reflection on the self and that you are “taking a journey into the unknown.” Over the years I have been naturally intrigued by people e-mailing me about their surgery dreams. There are many different fields of surgery that can appear in a dream. However, sometimes you don’t even know what operation you are undertaking, you just see yourself “having surgery” I must confess I do believe that this dream is focused on finding your true self and your path in life. Brest surgery, bladder stone surgery, heart, and organ surgery can all predict things in the future which I will cover below.

If you have undergone a surgery recently or know of a relative or friend has had an operation, then, a dream about surgery could be due to these external factors. My first question here is what is surgery? Surgery is a treatment of disorders or injuries of the body through manipulation or incision, and in dreams, surgery can take many different forms. Each element can be segmented into a “symbol” and then further explored to uncover the details and find out the meaning behind it. I’m Flo and I am here to help you understand your surgery dream.

What does it mean to dream of you undergoing surgery?

Yes, I know this dream can be somewhat unpleasant. We don’t like to be on the operating table. A dream about undergoing surgery is an indicator that, you need to remove someone or something from your life immediately. Whatever it is, is having a negative impact on your life. It could involve a powerful person who is trying to force you to do something you consider wrong. Consider the dream as a warning and try to get all the negative energy from your life. Take charge of your life and avoid anyone trying to control it irrespective of who they are in the society.

When you dream that you are having a surgery, it could mean that something is causing you to feel nervous. In order to get over the anxiety and the negative feeling, you will need to tackle whatever it is that is causing the negativity in your life. Alternatively, the dream could imply that you are scheduled for a surgery and it is causing you to be anxious about the outcome of the procedure. I know when I was getting my leg operation I kept dreaming that things would go wrong. This is just natural! So don’t worry interpret this too much. The dream could also mean that you are worried about your own health.

What does it mean to dream of having heart surgery?

Of course, heart surgery is connected to our love life and how we process information. Having heart surgery in your dream is a sign that, your love life is going to through big changes. The good thing is that they are positive changes which will help your relationship to heal and grow. This sort of dream is going to occur to you if you are planning to get married because you are entering the next step in your love relationship.

What does brain surgery in a dream mean?

This type of surgery in regards to restoring function of the brain in dreams can be connected to criticism, disguised as a compliment, this is according to dictionaries. Brain surgery is obviously quite a stressful type of surgery to undertake in real life and that is no exception in a dream. The rapid involvement of surgical elements in a dream can indicate that ones principles are being challenged. To see surgeons and hospitals (connected to the brain) or if you are undertaking an MRI scan in a dream this can simply mean you are feeling overwhelmed.

What does it mean to dream about foot surgery?

Dreams about foot or ankle surgery generally illustrate that even though there are great moments there seems to be no ideal time to focus on your own goals. Feet are generally connected to how we approach goals in dreams. It's best to let things slowly progress. Most foot surgeries can be performed on a day case. You may dream that your foot is bandaged or alternatively your toes are removed, if the dream is unpleasant in any way and this indicates that you should never let other people get in your way of your dreams. The most crucial thing is that this dream is associated with you setting goals.

What does plastic surgery for burns or skin grafts mean in a dream?

The skin itself is the largest organ in the body and can compose many different layers. Surgery of the skin, such as burns or skin replacement therapy in the dream can indicate that other people have opinions about you. You can't let others decide to dictate to teach about, and the skin often represents a victory because it is a message to say that you need to be fixed skin.

What does it mean to dream of consulting a surgeon?

Seeing yourself having a consultation with a surgeon, talking to the surgeon, or booking an appointment in your dream implies that you are well organized in your undertakings and you are ready to embrace good changes which are going to come into your life in the days to come. If you are the surgeon then the dream can indicate that you need guidance in life. Depending on what the surgeon said in your dream this can mean how you want to be and that you may see yourself gravitating towards someone more knowledgeable.

What does it mean to dream about head surgery?

To see yourself encountering an operation on your head is an indicator that, you will need to encounter a major change in your beliefs and thoughts. One must approach life with a positive attitude and concentrate on your life goals. The head in a dream is all about focus and prosperity. Sometimes we are focused on making the mental effort to try to solve all our goals or problems in life in order to deepen our own knowledge. At times we need to take a different approach in life.

What does stomach surgery in a dream mean?

Dreaming of stomach surgery can be worrying, especially if you see your stomach organs actually “open” in a dream. Stomach surgery in a dream is connected to your own goals. Visualize this dream as a message: what you really want out of life? Think about this question and path the steps to try to make your own objectives manageable, sometimes we have dreams of the stomach when we are overwhelmed. It is really important to understand what you really want out of life after having such a dream. If you see yourself having a C-section in the dream this is all about reverse and change. To dream about bowel operations can imply that you have undertaken difficult situations recently. Thankfully, due to these situations, you should embrace change and make sure that you have happiness within stop trying to think about how you can focus life for yourself for a while.

What does it mean to dream about surgery on your back?

Dreaming of back surgery is connected to feeling “stabbed in the back.” This event could have been in the past or present. Try to focus on what you really want is the key message of this dream. The marvelous thing about this dream is that you know deep down that everyone in your life is there for a reason and if you are feeling that you need to watch your back (maybe at work) then you need to search for the truth. Often seeing your back cut open in a dream is literal in that you feel stabbed in the back either a recent incident or an encounter in the past.

For me personally, I'm sure this dream is not literal in a sense. It could indicate you just need to cut somebody away from your life, alternatively, you are dealing with distrust or negative misgivings. To dream of a back operation can simply mean that you have encountered an offending act either in the past or present. This is a dream that is urging you to take a step back and look at others. One of the most important lessons in life is to try to “let go”, it is really hard to rectify what some people say about you. I'm not saying that this is a recent encounter, dreaming of surgery on the back can just represent an area of your life hidden in the deep past. It is important to understand to stay true to yourself and this dream could just be a flashback of what has been.

What does it mean to dream of a patient dying of an operation?

A patient dying in connection to an operation in a dream rarely is connected to physical death. The dream can mean that you feel you are being controlled or worried you will fail in the near future. These events will make you frustrated and cause you to feel stressed. It is never great to encounter someone dying in a dream.

What does it mean to dream about someone undergoing a surgery?

To dream about someone else undergoing a surgery signifies opening yourself and getting emotional healing. Often, in my experience, this occurs when you are eliminating something in your life which is not worth keeping. On the other hand, the dream could denote that someone is having an influence on your life and it is causing you to behave in a certain way.

What does it mean to dream about having a facelift surgery?

Encountering facelift surgery in your dream is an indicator of your desire to change the way other people view you. It kind of makes sense right. When your mind is worrying about how others perceive you then this dream is not common. It is a dream which is not about your physical appearance, but the dream is reflecting on your desire to adopt a new identity or persona. To dream of someone you know undertaking a facelift surgery in your dream, then it means that you are having a different way of communicating between you and others. If you feel those around you are not being honest with their dealings with you then this dream can indicate a different perspective.

What does it mean to dream about watching a surgery?

Watching a surgery can be a strange moment in a dream. People blame others for things happening to them, like workmates or lovers. Sometimes something happens in daily life which is annoying. To dream about watching surgery indicates in your you wish to be cut off emotionally and focus on controlling your life. You might want someone else’s disposition or personality to change for the better. On the other hand, the dream could imply that something has to be removed from your life that is related to the person being operated on.

What does it mean to dream of surgical instruments?

Ummm this is quite an interesting dream. Scalpels in a dream is all about control in life. Retractor’s in dreams can imply a dazzling time with someone. To dream of cutting instruments: scissors or saws indicates that you wish to cut things from your life. Smooth types of instruments or organ holders can indicate that you need to take some responsibility for your own emotions. Surgical instruments in your dream could mean that your friend’s behavior is going be dissatisfied. There is a possibility that your friend is going to mistreat you and this will greatly impact on your relationship which could break up if precautions are not taken.

What does it mean to dream about having plastic surgery?

Many of you have contacted me about this dream. Dreaming of having a plastic surgery is a sign that you could feel down about your own self-worth. If so, I am sorry you feel this way. One major thing in regards to being content in life is to control what you can and understand how you can seize the day. When you make an effort for yourself (doing something you wish to do) then things may seem better. After encountering such a dream, you will need to believe in your own abilities and in your self-worth. Dreaming of others having plastic surgery can imply that you are feeling somewhat overwhelmed.

What does it mean to dream of being a surgeon?

Being a surgeon in your dream can present itself in many ways. You could be operating on someone or just see yourself in a hospital. This dream is all about discovering how you can appreciate yourself. Your life may be full of responsibilities and if you are feeling “over-burned” or you are under stress and anxiety then this dream is common. To dream of a family member being a doctor or surgeon indicates that you are feeling confused on how to handle the many responsibilities and “move away” from difficult situations you may find yourself in.

Treat the dream as a way to make you feel more grounded going forward. If you dream of being a surgeon and things go wrong then it can just be as a result of day to day activities and there is a need to relax. If you are surrounded by difficult situations or under pressure then this dream is quite common.

What does it mean to dream about going having surgery?

Dreaming of having surgery could mean that you are going through some tough decisions and it is causing you to feel different than normal. You need to let go, but you are finding the process to be hard. Remember, it is best to let go of negative feelings. If you are trying to think more positively then having surgery in a dream can occur. The body part (such as having your leg amputated) can mean you feel you cannot reach or run to your goals.

What does it mean to dream about recovering after having a surgery?

When you encounter a dream and you are recovering from surgery, it means that you are going to require some medical attention. If you are recovering in your dream it means that you still care about what other people think. It takes a long time for us to stop caring and believing in ourselves. Seeing yourself in hospital after an operation can mean you are feeling affected by things around you in life.

What does it mean to dream about seeing a surgeon?

Seeing a surgeon in your dream is an indicator that you have the potential to deal with all problematic situations which are occurring in your life. As I have touched on above having a consultation with a surgeon can mean that you will seek knowledge from an expert (according to dream lore)

What does it mean to dream about a boob job?

Undergoing a boob job in your dream is an indicator that, you are having some painful memories and struggles and bad feelings which are taking time to heal and it is always lingering in your mind. Our past has an influence on our present and this is connected to this dream. Our boobs in dreams are connected to mother nature and trying to find time to heal. If you are due for plastic surgery, this dream may be an anxiety dream that reflects your concerns about the procedure. Or, you should take note of what body part the actual surgery was performed on and the result.

In your dream you may have

  • You have surgery.
  • You perform a surgery.
  • Someone else is having surgery.
  • You are due for surgery.
  • Heart surgery.
  • Limb surgery.

Advice from your dream

  • You did not die during the surgery in your dream.
  • You did not feel pain in the dream.
  • Nobody died in your dream.

Detailed dream interpretation

What do dreams about surgery mean for my health?

Generally, when the surgery associated with the heart, it indicates an emotional concern that is troubling you. However, if the surgery was on a limb, that may show your lack of ability for versatile motion. Like all dreams concerning one’s well-being, you should get a health checkup afterward. The dream may end up being prophetic or reflecting something the actual subconscious has picked up, but that your consciousness has not acknowledged.

What important lesson do I need to learn about dreams of surgery?

Seeing a surgeon in a dream indicates that you should care more for YOU. There might be a problem coming your way and you will have to dissect it and be extra careful with it, analyzing it attentively to obtain the appropriate outcomes. Dreaming of being operated upon suggests that you will have to get used to changes, as some things will indeed change ahead, usually an unpleasant experience. Spiritually, surgery suggests that your mind is busy, occupied with mundane thoughts, and it has no time to relax and give chance to meaningful experience to come forth. Seeing a surgery performed could portend dangers coming from your business partners. This dream can also foretell that one friend of yours who is already sick will need some help and this situation will make your relationship with the friend more profound.

What does dreaming about surgery mean if you are a women?

This is what this states in 1930s dream dictionaries. I am not sure I believe it too much but thought I would include this. If you are a young woman and you dream you are having surgery, this could mean a minor illness ahead that could cause you lots of troubles. Many times, a dream of a surgery portends illness, accidents, or various sorts of unpleasant incidents ahead, bad feelings that will not bring anything new or anything good into your life. To dream that you undergo surgery means that you will be stale due to problems. To see yourself attending a surgery that turns out to be successful indicates that you will encounter a new important issue in the waking life. To dream that you show a surgery you had to someone could mean that you will be promoted because you have proved yourself very efficient. Dreaming that you are a respected surgeon means that it is possible to work at a newspaper in the near future.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of surgery

Pain. Suffering. Upset. Surprised. Content. Amazed. Disturbed. Insecure. Afraid. Sick. Worried.

By Florance Saul
Nov 22, 2012