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Re: Doctor selection for surgery - how much experience is enough?
This is pretty tough as every terrific surgeon did his first surgery at some point. My idea was young so as to be the most up to date. Did his residency at a top rated school, mine was at Mayo Clinic. When I met him I asked just asked what I wanted. I really think your read and comfort level will tell you.
As an aside I also met with the top rated surgeon in our area for my second opinion at a major cancer center. I opted to stick with my urology group and their surgeon. For me I just felt comfortable in that my urologist found my cancer and walked me thru the entire process including surgery.
One last note...my surgery took 7 1/2 hours. I doubt he had other surgeries!