The medical director of the NHS, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh feels all surgeons should publish thier operative success rates. I agree, but will the general public understand that if a surgeon agrees to take on high risk cases, perhaps that others do not wish to do, then they should not be scape-goated or penalised. It is difficult to compare surgeons doing different operations on different patients.
However, you should be able to say that the surgeon does a good volume of cases. For cardiologists this sort of data has been routinely published for a few years. I attach a link to my data. I am prepared to do high risk angioplasty, including acute heart attack cases and those who have already had a cardiac arrest. Despite this my data looks good. I hope I do not become more conservative with my case selection in the future!