Interview on Answers Network. It’s “so much less scary” to undergo surgery and anesthesia once you’re informed about it, says host Allen Cardoza. He talks with Dr. Cottrell about what you can do yourself to improve your outcome, why staying awake (while feeling no pain) is much safer than being unconscious during surgery, and how to deal with managed care to get what you need both before and after your procedure—among many other topics.
Watch for Dr. Cottrell’s description of amazing recent technical advances in anesthesia that make surgery safer and less invasive—and a future when anesthesia can be induced by electrodynamic fields instead of drugs.
They also discuss the politics and economics of improving Medicare and what each of us can do to support this change.