Surgeons in my area go from office to office but have a primary location. But I know that they only do surgery. They do not act as regular vets. So with many years of experience, they have experience, especially with a condition like this which occurs frequently. When mine had the surgery, I asked if there was someone with her at all times. Did they leave her alone in a cage when surgery was over for example. Could she come home the same day. Many will say no, as dog needs rest. But if that is the case, are they left alone in the cage at night? At regular vet offices this can occur, but not in the surgeon's main office. Will they give her pain medication? Will they send some home with her? Usually surgeons specialize in certain surgeries. So asking if they have done many of this kind is a perfectly okay thing to ask them.