Malcolm Roth, M.D., FACS, on Brand Name Surgery Dangers
Even what sounds like a slam-dunk, easy procedure requires extensive training. You want to make sure that the individual doing the procedure is trained in all types of surgeries and non-invasive procedures and that they have all the safety measures, such as an accredited facility – and a transfer arrangement so that a patient can be transferred rapidly to a hospital if necessary.
And physicians should have privileges to do this type of procedure in a hospital where there is peer review. If they are only doing this in their office – and that is the only place they can do it -- and if they don’t have privileges at a hospital - where patient safety is a primary concern -- then you probably don’t want them doing it on you.