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Your Honest to God Answer: if one were to have surgery would you choose a male or female surgeon?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Apr. 10, 2009 in Health

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Answers (11)
  • I had breast augmentation Dec of 07. My doctor was male. I had gone for consultation with a female doctor at another practice the summer before that...and SHE made me feel like a used car. Like she was gonna get me all shiny and new again. LMAO. The male doctor was more compassionate and made me feel very comfortable and he didn't try to talk me into "larger for larger's sake". He actually told me "I'm married and I would prefer that MY WIFE looked as natural as possible" when I got a little overenthusiastic in the size department! LOL! He did a beautiful job and I'm still nothing but happy with my experience a year and a half later.

    Answer by SterlingLegend at 2:44 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • Honestly I wouldnt care about gender I would care about who was the better doctor. Ask around abt their credentials.

    Answer by Kbmancine at 1:01 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • Honestly I would not care, as long as they are capable.

    Answer by jjnaaucoin at 1:02 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • Honestly, it doesnt matter about sex.. Experience matters most to me. I would much rather a doctor who has been performing surgeries for 10 years than one who just started out, im sure no one would disagree with that.


    Answer by BEXi at 1:02 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • i wouldn't care either, i've had 4 surgery's and most of them have been male ob/gyn's. they just happened to be the better doctor for the job.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 1:02 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • If it was a female issue, a female doctor, otherwise I don't care.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • There are very few female surgeons...there must be a reason why

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I went out of my way to hire a female plastic surgeon. I'd previously seen her work when she stitched my son's cheek, which took about 12 stitches, and the ER surgeon, a man, wanted to put only 4 in. I've also had male surgeons. I'd say that male or female doesn't matter, what matters is their skill.

    Answer by Bmat at 1:10 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • Male... I do not like female doctors and will not see one unless I don't have a choice.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:29 PM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I don't care so much about the gender of the surgeon, I am more concerned about his or her skills and experience with the surgery that I need.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:09 PM on Apr. 10, 2009