Fri 24 Feb, 2023 06:44 am
I have read that a doctor who performs a given medical procedure many times yearly will be better at it than one who rarely performs it. Accordingly, I plan to ask my doctor how many procedures he does.
Should I ask for something in writing or a statement from the hospital? I'm not saying a doctor would lie -- but I don't know.
I would take their word, but if you have any doctor friends, they will know who is the expert in any type of surgery. Reputations get around.
It also depends on the operation. I haven't sewn on a button for years but I'm pretty sure I can still do it.
Why not ask the doctor in question?
Yes, I agree.
Then, when the surgeon replies that he performs _____ [a large number] of such operations per year.
People have been known to lie. Doctors are people.
There is a financial benefit to the doctor if he lies.
Don't ask him, then... ask his receptionist. Google him on RateMD dot com.
Thanks, checking on a site that shows patient ratings might be helpful.