I wonder if anyone out there can answer what might be a stupid question! My 74 year old Mom needs a hip replacement. She lives in an area where the medical care is to say the least not great. I was hoping she would come out here to me and I could take care of her afterward til she is ok. She insists that if she gets surgery away from her area, no local doc will help her if she has complications or for follow up. She says that she was told that only the surgeon who does the surgery can see her again after. Like forever. I don't know if her docs there are intimidating her or if this is some kind of legitimate policy. Can anyone advise me?