Book Tour: Before the Scalpel

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We are proud to be one of the hosts of the virtual book tour for Dr. Panchali Dhar’s Before the Scalpel.



In Before the Scalpel: What Everyone Should Know about Anesthesia, Dr. Dhar walks readers through the various steps that ensure a safe and pain-free experience during medical procedures that may require or benefit from anesthesia. Before the Scalpel is formatted and illustrated for quick and easy reference in an interactive manner. This is a take-along-book to the doctor’s office, with outlines and room to make notations. Each chapter is a mini crash course for any person who is concerned about the anesthesia aspect of surgery.


In Before the Scalpel: What Everyone Should Know about Anesthesia, Dr. Dhar explores such real-life topics as:
* Pain-relief options during Labor and Delivery
* Facts to know before deciding on Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
* Why children are not just “small adults” when it comes to anesthesia
* How obesity adds risk to surgery and anesthesia
* The common fear of awareness during anesthesia


Author Panchali Dhar, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Anesthesiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology. She has demystified the process and terms associated with anesthesia and arranged the information in an easy to understand topic-by-topic sourcebook. Dr. Dhar takes you into the complicated, fascinating, cutting-edge world of anesthesia.

You can visit these links to see video excerpts about the book:

Concerns for Overweight Patients:

Preparing for Surgery:

Plastic Surgery Patients:

Surgery Concerns for Children:


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Samples from book:


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