Tips for Finding a Good Surgeon

One of the most important decisions you will make in life is choosing a surgeon to operate on you. However, most people know more about the quality of work done by their car mechanic than the quality of work done by their surgeon. And that is truly a scary thing. Unfortunately, there are many bad surgeons out there who are perfectly willing to do an operation on you without having the proper skills, training, and experience. The picture is not totally hopeless, though. There are plenty of surgeons who have great results and excellent reputations, especially with other surgeons. Make no mistake, every surgeon knows who they would send their loved ones to if they needed an operation and, also, who they wouldn’t send their dog to. So how do you find out who these surgeons are that other surgeons go to when they need an operation? Read on to learn the steps that you can use to find a really good surgeon, even if you are new in town and don’t know anybody you can trust to give you good information. I use these tricks myself when I need to find a surgeon for family members who live out of town. 1. Find the True Insiders Who has the best insider information on who is a good surgeon and who is a bad surgeon? It’s not the nurses in the hospital or doctors’ offices or the town magazine that publishes the yearly good doctor list or the primary care doctor who is sending you to a surgeon in the first place. It is the surgical residents that work in hospitals. T...
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