......I have read/heard hundreds of testimonials about Dr. Patel in Celebration, Florida. He seems to get 10 out of 10 from all his patients.
Not my experience, at all. Nice office, fine hospital, well trained staff, but he scoots in and out of multiple simultaneous procedures, with his nurses doing much of the initial and clean up work. My physician friends say he runs a, take a number, production line factory, a major revenue generator, and that he shuns tough cases.
What the truth is...who knows, but I suggest many of those support group people you mention may be reacting to the before surgery office glitz, rather than to any long term post surgery experience.
Every pilot is required to keep detailed logs of every aspect of their flying...I'm amazed that there is no such requirement for physicians.