If you’ve suffered an injury and are needing an orthopedic surgeon, choosing the right one for you can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. It can be difficult to know if you’re making the right choice and what factors are important. If you or a loved one is facing this decision, here are four things to consider.
1. Training: Are they a specialist in the area that you’re needing surgery in? Is this where they’ve pursued advanced training? You need someone who has more than just a general knowledge of your condition and is up-to-date on the most current treatments and information.
2. Likeability: Do you trust them? Do they come highly recommended? You need a surgeon that you can trust and place your confidence in. If you for some reason you don’t trust them, you should choose someone else. Trust is important.
3. Empowerment: Did the surgeon take time to educate you on your injury, the options available and answer your questions? If not, you may want to find someone who will take the time to answer the questions you have and give you more individualized treatment. If they can’t answer your questions before the surgery, they won’t answer them afterwards.
4. Experience: The more experience your surgeon has in completing the procedure you are needed, the lower the risk of complications and failure. Look for a surgeon who has a long track record of success in the specific area of treatment you are needing.
We specialize in giving excellent care to our patients and our surgeons are well trained and have a great success rate. We take you and your care seriously and will do our best to help you feel confident all along the way. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our offices in Joplin, MO today.