Will It Hurt? A Parent's Practical Guide to Children's Surgery, provides crucial support, information, answers and counseling that parents and their children need when facing a medical crisis.
Dr. Ketch walks parents through the four "P's" surgical process:
-Prelims and diagnosis: Asking the right questions to assure yourself of the need for the surgery; getting a second opinion.
-Preparation: Suggestions for explaining to your child the need for the operation; details about pre-operative exams and tests; the pre-surgery diet; what to bring to the hospital or clinic.
-Procedure: A close look at the more common types of children s surgeries; an overview of a typical operation.
-Post-op and recovery: What to expect; suggestions to make your child s recovery quick, comfortable, happy and as pain-free as possible.
This easy-to-read resource will give you, your child and your family the help and reassurance you need to make the surgical experience as stress-free as possible.
Dr. Armen Ketchedjian-Dr. Ketch-is a former assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine and is listed in The Guide to America's Top Anesthesiologists by the Consumer Research Council of America. He trained at Cornell Medical Center, with a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a pain management elective at Boston Children's Hospital, in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ketch is also the author of a great series of books for children and parents.
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What People are Saying About This
"The only book of its kind on the topic of preparing parents and children for surgery. Excellent. Highly recommended."--(Dr. Rick Gebhart, author of Fatigue Factor)
"This wonderfully reassuring guide explains how to choose the right doctor and the right hospital, the risks involved in pediatric surgery, and what to expect during the recovery process. Comprehensive and complete."--(Amber Ellis, teacher, author of Alta Fay's Allegiance and Running Mad)
"Should be in everyone's home. Dr. Ketch's sensitive, positive approach is wonderfully detailed, and covers just about everything that will be of concern to parents, including a look at some of the most common pediatric surgeries."--(Stefania Shaffer, teacher, author of Heroes Don't Always Wear Capes)