I'm in the UK, and here you're usually seen by doctors within the area you live, which limits choices obviously. My first surgeon I found by his web page, I have rare medical conditions and he was one of a few who was familiar with them, and luckily based in the area I live in. He's operated about
ten times on me now and I could not have picked a better surgeon. Besides his surgical skills, he has never given up trying to help me, and believed in the seriousness of my illness when other doctors did not; he listened to me as well as looking at my objective test results. Soon I'm having a different kind of surgery, and this will be done by a surgeon he recommended.
But I also had emergency surgery. I got no choice, never met the surgeon before. The surgeon saved my life and oversaw my long recovery. It was pure luck she was working the night my bowel perforated. Though I had been transfered to the hospital where she was because the first I went to (nearest A&E) realised I needed the more specialised hospital I usually go to.
I don't know that you need to ask questions. If you understand the surgery and know it's the right thing to have it done, just see if you like and trust the surgeon.
Post Edited (AnnaIvy) : 7/5/2015 12:38:15 PM (GMT-6)