This book is a surgical text, not for the physicians but for the patients. It is a book that lets patients learn the questions to ask their surgeons. In addition, it becomes a must book for family members who need to know about the ramifications of undergoing surgery.
Dr. Berman makes surgery understandable and readable, and his book is undeniably informative and readable. It prepares the patients and family member in understanding what goes on in the operating room. What is a suture, what are drains, what are complications? Finally, how does one choose a surgeon?