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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Ask for details
Ask about his personal experience and complication rates with the proposed surgery.
Ask about alternatives to surgery. Ask what hospital the doctor does the most cases then find out how many of that surgery is done at that hospital. Compare that number to the doctors reported number and to the average number done at hospitals in the us. You want an experienced surgeon with low complication rates.

In brief: Ask for details
Ask about his personal experience and complication rates with the proposed surgery.
Ask about alternatives to surgery. Ask what hospital the doctor does the most cases then find out how many of that surgery is done at that hospital. Compare that number to the doctors reported number and to the average number done at hospitals in the us. You want an experienced surgeon with low complication rates.
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