Need a surgeon? New website helps by doing the research for you

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Finding a surgeon can be a tough task, but there is a new resource that does the homework for you. is free and allows users to check specialists across the United State.

The ratings are based on the outcomes of more than four million surgeries. The Consumers’ Checkbook/Center for the Study of Services, a nonprofit, obtained the data from the federal government. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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