I have never gotten the impression that Dr. Waner EVER pushed for surgery ... every single thing I have heard about him shows that he does do what is best for each patient, based on their circumstances.
He is, without a doubt, an expert. No question there.
Other parents will post about post surigcal concerns soon.
When a child that young is put under general aenesthesia, usually the doctor stays with that child the whole time (with an adult, they don't always stay in the operating room). Every time my son has been put under, he has woken up crying inconsolably. He was fine, mind you ... just angry! LOL !!