I've now met with both of the surgeons that are candidates to perform my MicroD.
Surgeon 1 is the chief of neurosurgery + orthopedic spine surgery at a major Los Angeles teaching hospital ranked in the top ten by Us News & World report. He has an amazing CV and reputation. He answered all of my questions, will perform more or less the same surgery as physician #2 and feels extremely confident he can get this resolved relatively easily.
Surgeon 2 is a well respected surgeon at our local private hospital which is ranked in the mid 20s FWIW. I really like him and he has been incredibly patient and taken time to answer ALL of my questions. I think we were not on the same page for a few weeks, but that's improved tremendously in our last couple of meetings. He explained in detail what he was going to do, how he was going to do it and why.
They both do around 100 or so MicroD's a year.
So now comes the tough part.. how do I pick between two great choices??