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What should i know in order to choose a good surgeon for my gerd procedure?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
High Volume,Low Comp: If i were having this operation, i would select a surgeon who does this operation frequently (10-20/yr). I would ask my surgeon how often he/she needs to convert the operation from a laparoscopic to an open procedure. Last but not least, i would want to know if my surgeon ever had any complications from this operation that required reoperation or led to a patient's death.
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
High Volume/Low Comp: If i were having this operation, i would select a surgeon who does this operation frequently (10-20/yr). I would ask my surgeon how often he/she needs to convert the operation from a laparoscopic to an open procedure. Last but not least, i would want to know if my surgeon ever had any complications from this operation that required reoperation or led to a patient's death.

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