How do you find and evaluate a good Cochlear Implant Surgeon?
Hello. I have a young nephew who has progressive hearing loss in one ear. He has a hearing aid (which he doesn't like using, I think) but the family is thinking of getting a cochlear implant. We are in Queens, NY.
We found a surgeon, Dr. Roland, that a lot of people recommend, except he doesn't take the family's insurance. And he is in the city, which is problematic because traveling to the city is challenging for a few reasons. We found a surgeon in Queens, Dr. Maja Svrakic, but we can't find anyone who has had CI surgery with this surgeon. Are there ways to find out more information on the surgeon, maybe talk to prior patients, so we can feel more confident about the surgeon from Queens? How could we connect with former patients who would be willing to share their experiences? Thanks.