Parents Can Make Surgery Harder For Their Kids
on: November 13, 2008, 9:17 am
Release Author: Arbor Books
Release Summary: Parents Can Make Surgery Harder For Their Kids
Release Body: (SOUTHBURY, CT)—Nearly 5 million children
underwent surgery in the United States in 2008 and according to
one prominent anesthesiologist, many of those surgeries were made
more difficult by parents who refused to follow their doctor's
Dr. Armen Ketchedjian, author of the book Will It Hurt? A Parent’s
Practical Guide to Children’s Surgery, says that parents
often ignore doctors' directions and requests for pre-surgery
testing and preparation.
the stakes, the reasons parents give for not complying with their
doctor often seem, well, unreasonable: Scheduled tests may interfere
with family vacation plans or because parents, in their own opinion,
feel that the requested tests or
diets aren't important.
“I've seen parents who felt that the rules didn't apply
to them,” says Dr. Ketch, as he is known to his patients.
“They assume that doctor's will understand if certain tests
are not done or if certain consultations are missed.”
Missed appointments and tests cause unnecessary delays in the
preparation for surgery according to Dr. Ketch, who says that
medical professionals order the tests for a reason.
“We in the medical profession are held to a higher standard
and so we can't take anything for granted,” says Dr. Ketch.
“We need the fullest cooperation of parents to provide the
best care possible.”
Will it Hurt? is a guide for parents whose children need surgery
and a big part of the book's message is the importance of the
preparations that contribute to a successful surgery. Dr. Ketch
says he believes that informed parents make the experience easy
for everyone, including their child. And that can pay big dividends
after the surgery.
to Dr. Ketch, “Children who are less anxious need less anesthesia
during surgery and less recovery time after the surgery. Parents
can ensure their children are more relaxed by being informed and
by not putting any undue stress on the process.”
Will It Hurt? helps educate parents about pediatric surgery. It
is an 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.
Listed in The Guide to America’s Top Anesthesiologists by
the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Ketch trained at
Cornell Medical Center, with a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center and a pain management elective at Boston Children’s
Hospital. He has also worked to help develop new techniques in
ambulatory anesthesia, taught medical students and residents,
and cared for more than 10,000 patients.
Dr. Ketch is also the author of the children's book Golden Apples
(winner of the 2008 Reviewer's Choice Award), a beautifully illustrated
book that aims to help educate children about the dangers of drug
For more information, contact the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN ENTERPRISES, LLC and author Dr. Armen G. Ketchedjian chose
Arbor Books, Inc. (www.ArborBooks.com) to design and promote Will
It Hurt? Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s Surgery.
Arbor Books is an internationally renowned, full-service book
design, ghostwriting and marketing firm.
(Will It Hurt? Parent’s Practical Guide to Children’s
Surgery by Dr. Ketch; ISBN: 0-9815373-0-8; $14.95; 172 pages;
5½” x 8 ½”; soft cover book with illustrations;
WARREN ENTERPRISES, LLC)
Details: Warren Enterprises LLC
PO Box 547, Southbury, CT 06488
Contact: Armen G. Ketchedjian, MD