Dr. Rashidi Leads AZ in National Study

A ProPublica analysis of nearly 17,000 surgeons examined five years of Medicare records for eight common elective procedures. Among the findings for gallbladder removal, Scottsdale surgeon Babak Rashidi, MD had the lowest complication rate in the state of Arizona. His numbers were among the lowest for surgeons in the entire country.

“These types of studies are important for patients,” said Dr. Rashidi. “They allow individuals who need surgical procedures to weigh surgeons’ past performance as part of their decision-making process.”

The study was conducted by ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Detailed information on Arizona surgeons can be found on the functional surgeon scorecard.