Tips on Choosing a Surgeon

February 27, 2015

Dr. Sharona Ross

When you have to have surgery, one of the most important decisions you make is choosing the right surgeon.  It’s not a decision that should be taken lightly.

“This is a physician that’s gonna put a knife in hand and gonna cut you open. It’s important,” said Dr. Sharona Ross, a General Surgeon at Florida Hospital Tampa.

One of the first things to check is whether the surgeon is board certified in the specialty related to the procedure you’re having done.

It’s easy to find out. You can go to the American Board of Medical Specialties “Certification Matters” website. Just type in the doctor’s name.  Hit search And it shows whether your doctor has a certification, and whether it’s up to date.

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