Author Chris Bonney MD entered medical patient care as a Paramedic and proceeded through medical school and training as an anesthesiologist, and now serves as an anesthesiologist in Australia, New Zealand and Germany. His reassuring and calming approach to patients in preparing them for surgical procedures is now made available to all in this intelligent and supportive book. His purpose – to offer the patient – or patient’s parent, spouse, or caregiver – realistic steps for mental and physical preparation. – Amazon Review
Calm For Surgery: Supertips For A Smooth Recovery –
Scientifically Proven Ways To Reduce Stress, Anxiety,
Pain and Complications
Calm For Surgery is an easy-to-read guide for anybody seeking to understand their options and
choices for their upcoming surgery, and to prepare themselves in the best possible way.
The resources I created are designed to empower YOU to take matters into your own hands, educate
yourself about all important aspects of your surgery, give you the tools to tackle any anxiety, and set
you up for a much better experience and recovery.
Approximately 80% of all patients experience anxiety before a surgical procedure. While some people
are afraid of anesthesia, others are anxious about how they will feel when they wake up. Whatever
may be causing it, pre-operative anxiety can affect you during and after your procedure.
In this book, you will learn from anesthesiologist Dr. Chris Bonney MD FANZCA how to:
• Keep perceptions and emotions level to help with stress hormones and cortisol in your
• Wake up from surgery with less fatigue and confusion
• Help your body with wound healing and immune system response
• Minimize pain and complications post-surgery
• Be active in your post-operative care
• Decrease financial burden by shortening your stay in hospital
About the Author
“If your doctor’s last name is Google, it’s time to get a second opinion…” – Toni Bernhard, J.D.
Dr. Chris Bonney is an Anesthesiologist, coach, and author who was born and raised in Germany but now lives in Victoria, Australia, with his wife and their Dachshund, Tina. A graduate of the Friedrich Schiller University, located in the city of Jena, Germany, and from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, he holds Specialist Degrees in Anaesthesiology and Emergency Medicine as well as a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) and a Fellowship of Anaesthesiology (FANZCA).
He has been fortunate enough to have worked as a Specialist Anesthesiologist in Germany, Australia and New Zealand during his career and has added to his skills by authoring his first book, Calm for Surgery, which is available through Amazon and which offers patients an insight into how they can prepare themselves for surgery and the recovery process after it. The book has already enjoyed #1 Amazon bestseller status in the Anaesthesiology Category.
In his free time, Chris enjoys the adventurous side of life on the water, with white water kayaking, rafting, and body boarding among his favorites. He also enjoys more sedate pursuits that include traveling, reading, and going to Day Spas with his wife, while maintaining a keen interest in cryptocurrencies and where they are heading in the future.
As far as his own future is concerned, Chris has numerous ambitions that include traveling the world again, building a house, and learning to fly a plane, sail a boat, and dance Salsa, not necessarily in that order. He is also a keen supporter of his wife’s aspiration, to set up an Equine Assisted Therapy practice.