Choosing Your Surgeon
Choosing your surgeon is clearly an important task. If your problem is not urgent or emergent you will have time to evaluate the credentials of your surgeon. Here is a list of questions to ask:
1. Are you board certified?
2. How many years have you been in practice?
3. How many of these procedures have you done?
4. Where did you go to medical school?
5. Where did you did your residency training?
You can also find online if your surgeon has any medical board disciplinary actions (a very bad sign). Finally, and importantly, do you feel confident in your surgeon and does he or she listen to your questions. These are simple ways to decide who should perform your surgery.
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