Dr. Cottrell helps Deborah Kobylt overcome her fears of anesthesia by telling her what to ask the anesthesiologist, question by question. He explains all the different types of anesthesia, how safe each is, and which ones are used for which procedures. Plus: a vivid description of what the anesthesiologist actually does in the operating room. #DeborahZaraKOBYLT #DeborahKOBYLTLIVE
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.
Interview with Nancy Weigman, host of “Nancy’s Bookshelf” on North State Public Radio. Nancy dives deep into chronic pain relief, especially low back pain and headaches, then asks Dr. Cottrell about the complex, sophisticated role of the anesthesiologist and how you can participate in your own care.
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Nancy’s Bookshelf: A consumer’s guide to safe surgery »
Safe Surgery and Chronic Pain Relief, Part 1: anesthesiologist James Cottrell on “Nancy’s Bookshelf“
Part 1 description: “I didn’t know I needed a guide to surgery and pain relief until I read your book!” –Nancy Wiegman
In Part 1 of this interview, host Nancy Wiegman and Dr. Cottrell dive deep into the many options to treat chronic pain, especially low back pain and headache. Dr. Cottrell explains the anesthesiologist’s role treating pain, why opiate drugs are a last resort, and how to use these drugs safely to avoid addiction.
Safe Surgery and Anesthesia, Part 2: Dr. James Cottrell on “Nancy’s Bookshelf”
Part 2 description: In Part 2, Dr. Cottrell explains the complex, sophisticated work of the anesthesiologist to keep you alive in many different types of surgery. He describes the difference between regional and general anesthesia and explains the special anesthesia requirements for children and the elderly.
Then Dr. Cottrell tells Nancy how you as a patient can participate actively in your own care–by knowing what you need and asking for it–and how to deal effectively with your managed care company.
Last, he predicts future improvements in anesthesia.
Dr. Cottrell interviewed on Radio Health Journal
Get the gist of Anesthesia Without Fear in this information-packed 8 minutes.
Wellness expert Emily A. Francis interviews Dr. Cottrell on her radio show “All About Healing.”
On “The Mike Wagner Show,” Dr. Cottrell tells stories of his adventures as an anesthesiologist and gives advice on how to protect your well-being when you undergo anesthesia.