From my experience at NYP Cornell, you'll want to avoid the hospital if a lot of the staff is on vacation around the holidays or end of the semester (teaching hospital). They have a new class rotating in to learn about
Colo-rectal surgeries and the Surgeons and experienced nurses are on vacation.
You'll be treated by people with limited experience over the holidays. I ran into that problems around July 4th when the new class came in and my surgeon was on vacation. If it wasn't for the head nurse stepping in and saying that I needed to stay then the residents would have discharged me with an abscess.
I'd try to wait until your scheduled appointment in January.
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