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Studies have shown that anesthesia regularly evokes more fear and anxiety for patients than the surgery for which it is being given. Yet despite this fact, most patients meet with their anesthesiologist for only about five minutes before surgery. The resulting unanswered questions and unresolved anxieties about anesthesia can unnecessarily weaken a patient both as he enters the operating room and in his recovery. Putting control back in the hands of the patient, The Anesthesia Fact Book reveals how various kinds of anesthesia work, answers the most common questions and concerns about the process, and provides information and strategies for achieving the safest, most comfortable, and least stressful anesthesia and surgery possible.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738208237
ISBN-10: 073820823X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Frank Sweeny

A fellow of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a practicing clinical anesthesiologist for almost twenty years, Frank Sweeny, M.D., has performed more than twenty thousand anesthetics. He lives in Newport Beach, California.