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    I had Gall bladder removed last year with Dr. Samdani...went well with no issues at all...well there was 1. The only issue I had, with this being my first surgery, is that no one briefed me on how painful it is when you wake up in recovery! Pain relievers kicked in afterwards, but for about 10 minutes was very uncomfortable!!

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    My 2 cents, ignore every recommendation you have read up until now.
    Talk to your primary care physician and the specialist. Let them recommend the surgeon, which will more or less dictate the hospital.
    Doctors, particularly the better specialists, know their limitations and that of other physicians in the area. Georgetown has some excellent surgeons and is also in the MedStar Health Care network, as is Washington Hospital Center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Has anyone had any personal experience with any of these surgeons?

    Dr. Samdani
    https://www.medstarhealth.org/doctor/dr-tushar-satish-samdani-md/#q={}

    Dr. Mahaffey
    https://www.medstarhealth.org/doctor/dr-w-michael-mahaffey-md/#q={}

    Any opinions on the the local hospitals in the tri-county area?

    It seems to me that St. Mary's was a good hospital until the board sold out to MedStar. Now it is just one big, overpriced bureaucracy.

    Always heard good things about Calvert and it seems that Charles would be good since they are part of the Univ. of Md. system. Is there any real point in shopping around---as difficult as they make it?

    Just my opinion as I am not familar with the above mentioned Doctors, but being that I am one of those people who get super anxious regarding surgeries I wanted to let you know that I have procedures /surgeries done at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore (friends in the medical field recommended this hospital) and I must say it was an absolutely wonderful experience both the Doctors and the Staff couldn't have been any better. I had to do a little research to find a Doctor at Mercy and believe me when I say it was well worth it. I can highly recommend the Doctors and the Hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BernieP View Post
    My 2 cents, ignore every recommendation you have read up until now.
    Talk to your primary care physician and the specialist. Let them recommend the surgeon, which will more or less dictate the hospital.
    Doctors, particularly the better specialists, know their limitations and that of other physicians in the area. Georgetown has some excellent surgeons and is also in the MedStar Health Care network, as is Washington Hospital Center.
    Often your local doc in SoMD will refer you to the surgeon within his system (eg medstar) whether that surgeon is the best one for you or not. For any kind of elective surgery you want to do your own research and anonymous recommendations from the internet can be part of that.

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