How to choose a surgeon in the Dallas, Garland and Plano area.

How to choose a surgeon in the Dallas, Garland and Plano area.

1. Talk to your primary care physician since he knows the most about you and
your medical history and status. In addition, he knows the Dallas and Plano
areal surgeons and surgery centers and can make a recommendation to you.


2. Research the doctor. Look him up on the internet see what you can find. Some
people find that seeing a picture of the surgeon, a video of him talking and a
biography help you find out if you feel comfortable with him or her. Is the
doctor board certified? What hospitals or surgery centers is he able to perform
surgery at?(this is called credentialed) You can also look for reviews where
patients have reviewed doctors that they have been patients of. Other sites will
let you know if there are any actions taken by medical organizations against
that doctor. D Magazine chooses doctors from peer reviews and puts out an annual
"Best Doctors in Dallas" edition which contains biographies and photos of the
best doctors in Dallas (and Plano too)

3. Make an appointment with the doctor
first and talk to him or her, you will get a good feel on whether or not your
"gut reaction" tells you that he is the right doctor or not for your surgery.
Listen to your instincts. Ask him about his qualifications and also everything
about the surgery, risks, procedures, etc. Bring as much of your medical records
as possible so he can know about you.

Questions you might want to ask your
surgeon:


1. Are you board certified in your specialty?
2. How many of these
operations have you done in the past year?
3. What other operations do you do?

4. What is the usual recovery period?
5. What are the risks and possible
complications of this surgery?
6. Are you available after hours and weekends?
Who will I call if I need help or have questions after the surgery?


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