loading... close

One of the questions I have for you is how to pick my surgeon. I met two excellent surgeons so far but they're affiliated to two different hospitals . Do you think the surgeon is more important that the hospital?

Thumb avatar default
Asked by

anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 6 years
 
  • André Roberts Profile
    anonimamente
    Stage 1 Paciente
    I think they both play a roll. I would pick surgeon over hospital tho. Prayers to you.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Thumb avatar default
    anonimamente
    Stage 2A Paciente
    I would choose person over facility. I have my breast surgeon at one hospital and oncologist at another because of the doctor.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Mary G Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2013
    I chose my surgeon based on recommendations from previous BC patients and a friend who had been a BC patient navigator. She knew the business so to speak. Choose someone you like, who presents diagnosis and treatment in a way you can understand. You will get so much information that it will be overwhelming. Bring someone with you to help you take it in, takes notes if you need to. This is hard and you need the best people in your corner. Once you have a plan in place you will feel more in control. Best to you in finding the right surgeon and care team.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Betti A Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2013
    My surgeon was only affliated with one hospital so I didn't have a choice if I wanted to go with the surgeon which I did as I was comfortable with her (a few months older than me).
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • T H Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2013
    I choose my surgeon vs hospital
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Thumb avatar default
    anonimamente
    Stage 3C Paciente
    I'd ask your surgeon of preference if he/she likes the hospital he/she is at. Off the top of my head I'd say surgeon. I picked a preferred breast surgeon at a less preferred hospital. I turned out loving the hospital I thought was less preferred, and before surgery I asked my doc if he was happy there and he was.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Alison Soule Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    Pick best surgeon...also is he/she on a team with your oncologist?
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    First time I met my surgeon I was less than thrilled!... But then she turned out to be amazing.... As a surgeon and a person! I had little pain, she tried her best to take as little as Possible, it looks great and when I had my second opinion at UCSF they were totally impressed!
    over 6 years Comment Flag

Educational Video

Personal Story

Related Topics

Looking for another topic?
Use the search box in the top right.

Footer 3

Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in their lifetime.

spread the word