Stories from the Operation Theatre- Education Initiative for the Public
Prof. Vasanthi Vidyasagaran MD., D.A., DNB (Anaes), FICA.,
Academic Director, Anaesthesia Department
About the Book
Imagine a world without anaesthesia. From tooth extraction to painless births and complex organ transplants, medical science has advanced
in leaps and bounds thanks to advancements in the field of anaesthesia. Although less celebrated, anaesthesia has been and always will be a major pillar
of support to medical science.
Today, the most complex surgeries that were once beyond human imagination are possible due to parallel developments in the field of anaesthesia.
Overall care for the patient when surgery is in progress, form the essence of anaesthetic practice. Having to undergo a surgical procedure is
stressful to the patient and their family members. While the anaesthetist helps keep the patient sedated and comfortable during the surgery,
oftentimes, it is the relatives waiting outside the operating room who are filled with anxiety. This book is an attempt to let you, the reader,
catch a glimpse of what really happens inside the operation theatre and help alleviate some of those concerns. Do read on and understand the significance
of anaesthesia and the crucial role of an anaesthetist.