That's a tough one. Every surgeon operated on someone for the first time. His years of experience wouldn't have as large of an impact on me as his QUALITY of surgery. Has he had complaints? Been reprimanded? These are things that you can find out.
My last surgery, a Radical Neck Disection, where they take out all the lymph nodes in the right side of my neck, with 3 malignant ones, and remove a malignant tonsil, cut away one lymph node that was attached to my shoulder muscle, (you may lose use of your right arm) then disect the lymph nodes out of my jaw, moving nerves in the process (you may have a drawn face, like a stroke) and cut a hole in my throat to remove all involved tissue around the tonsil, (you may have a feeding tube for 6 weeks), all this was done by Resident surgeons at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. And for the record, I had NONE of that happen to me.
So I'm good with my (Doogie Howser) doctors. Do some more research and concentrate on has he done anything bad. 13 years is a veteran in many fields, I think being a Doctor is too.
Just my 02. We wish you the best and speediest recovery ever!