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How many procedures should my surgeon have done ?

Although having done few hundred procedures is a good basis, i would not consider the number of procedures performed as the most important element in my decision. There are 2 3 other questions that i feel are more relevant:

1-    how many procedures does the person perform currently on a monthly basis. Research has shown that higher volume surgeons tend to have lesser complications.

2-    does your surgeon have specific fellowship training in lasik. Even if somebody has performed thousands of lasik cases, they may not have a seen a complication that happens 1:5000 times. Fellowship training prepares somebody for all unexpected situations and is a reasonable gauge on the level of prepardness.

3-    how does your surgeon track their own outcomes ? Do they have electronic records allwoing them an automated record review ? How often do they do it ? Ask to see the results.

Remember, it does not matter as much who is flying the plane when the skies are blue….You want to be in the hands of a pilot who has flown in all sorts of weather and who is going to land that plane on the hudson should birds hit the engine !

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