Surgical records are not part of the public record and are the private property of the patients and doctors, themselves. Further, doctors are strictly prohibited from divulging any information about any individual patient without their prior consent. I am not aware of any way to legally verify the total number of surgeries a surgeon has performed. To be honest, most surgeons don't keep a running total of surgeries performed. Therefore, the number of surgeries a surgeon may tell you they have performed is an estimate, and, therefore, the number may be inflated. This doesn't mean you can't assess the training and quality of your surgeon. You should ask if your surgeon is board certified,by what medical board, are they on the staff of reputable hospitals in your area, and are they members, in good standing, of certain medical associations (ASPS, ASAPS, county & state medical societies, etc.)? Also, ask if you can speak to a former patient, who has had a similar procedure. This should go a long way in helping to assure you that your surgeon is qualified to preform your surgery. Best wishes, Dr. Lepore.