I need to have cataract surgery and I have some options (indirectly) of where the surgery will be performed.
Based on my medical coverage, I actually have a choice of a few doctors, and each doctor is affiliated with particular hospitals, so when I choose the doctor, I will indirectly choose which hospitals the surgery will be performed at (in theory).
Now, as surgeries go, and even surgeries related to vision, cataract surgery is probably an a fairly low level of complexity, and most any modern hospital that performs vision surgeries, would likely be equipped to handle such a surgery. But, I am more concerned about their ability to handle any complications that might arise during the surgery.
By "how advanced a hospital is", I'm talking relative to the equipment the hospital has available, and the training and experience of the staff, for a specific surgical procedure, and the ability to handle any possible or likely complications related to that surgery.
So, for a particular hospital (and even a particular doctor), how can I find out if they are suitable for the procedure? (I suppose it mostly relates to qualifications, reputation, and experience).
I could ask the doctor or the hospital, but I assume their opinions would be biased.