How do you find a surgeon who does lead extractions regularly?
My husband is set for lead extraction after Thanksgiving. His surgeon is the only one in the EP practice here who performs lead extraction. He says he has been doing them for years and recently extracted 30-year-old leads.
However, he probably does this procedure maybe twice a month, not the once or twice a week that many people seem to recommend as optimal.
1. Would you feel comfortable getting a lead extraction done by a surgeon who performs this surgery once or twice a month?
2. If not, how do you find a surgeon who does lead extraction more frequently? Are there published statistics or a database to consult?
3. Would you rather travel to another state to find someone who does the procedure regularly? We were thinking Duke University, but it's an 8-hour drive, and I'm concerned about how after-care would work once we return home.
You know you're wired when...
You trust technology more than your heart.
One week has passed and I must admit that each day I feel a little stronger.