Building rapport with your LASIK surgeon
Many experts often say that as with any relationship you have with someone in
the medical profession, it has to be one of trust. There must be a personal touch, so to say. You must then feel
that you trust the person and that he or she is personally interested in you. If you fail to develop that sort of
chemistry but everything goes well, there is a possibility that you won’t have to see that person too often, and
that’s simply the end of it. But, if you did develop that rapport and for any reason you are not satisfied with the
quality of the outcome, you want to know that you have someone who is personally connected to you is working hard
to address your medical needs.
“A good surgeon is someone who isn’t just running a mill where they don’t even remember who you are.” Dr. Penny
Asbell, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology of Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Having said all that, I would to close this article by saying that if you are really seriously considering LASIK or
any other refractive procedures, you need first to know you doctor. Consider his or her qualifications and
experience in the field of refractive surgery. Note that the surgeon is even more important than the medical
devices used and no amount of technology can compensate for an inferior surgeon.