All operations were developed without anesthesia, but despite this, he had very good results.
According to tradition, he passed his expertise SUSRUTHA, the father of Ayurvedic surgery.
Dhanvantari is depicted as Vishnu with four arms, holding herbs in one hand and a container containing AMRITA, ambrosia or nectar of immortality in the other. (NB: Vishnu represents the aspect of permanent universal manifestation (demonstration TRIMURTI = triple) while Brahma is the emerging area - creator - and the final appearance Shiva - destroyer, transformer), the other two arms bear attributes of Vishnu: the conch and the disc (chakra). The representations may vary.
The Puranas say that Dhanvantari were submerged in the ocean of milk with his vase of ambrosia when churning the milk ocean by the devas and asuras, before being caught by the container Mohini who gave the asuras (demons)
Every year is celebrated the feast of Dhanvantari, the Dhan Teras, two days before Diwali, the festival of lights, which is depending on the year in October orNovember.