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General Surgery - Learning About Your Surgeon
Learning About Your Surgeon
It is important to have confidence in the physician who will be performing your surgery. Whether this is someone you have chosen yourself, or a physician/surgeon you have been referred to, you can make sure that he/she is qualified to perform this operation. This may include any/all of the following:
- Ask your primary care physician, your local medical society, or health insurance company for information regarding the physician/surgeon's experience with the procedure.
- Ask about the physician/surgeon's credentials and whether he/she has any additional certifications that make him/her more experienced in performing the procedure.
- Make certain the physician/surgeon is affiliated with an accredited healthcare facility. When considering surgery, where it is performed is often as important as who is performing the procedure.