Man Braves Surgery with the Help of Hypnosis Whittney Evans 4/01/2011 1 Comment (KCPW News) A Salt Lake City hypnotherapist celebrated World Hypnotism Day by sitting through a two-hour operation on his leg Tuesday morning with just a local anesthetic and the power of his mind. KCPW’s Whittney Evans reports. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.2MB) Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditGoogleTumblrEmail Tweet Comments Seth-Deborah Roth CRNA,CCHt 01/09/2011 I am a retired Nurse Anesthetist as well as a Hypnosis Instructor. I did the same thing for my hernia surgery and my dental implant surgery. The doctors kept on asking me how I was doing. The endodontist said I was more sedated than their patients who received sedation.