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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.