SAN ANTONIO, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. George R. Tuchsen. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130405/DC89536) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals ( http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners. Dr. George R. Tuchsen commented on the recognition: "I'm so honored to receive an award that's based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients' expectations, and I'm grateful that they've recognized my efforts." About George R. Tuchsen:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. George Tuchsen has an established reputation for excellent patient care and specializes in the latest, minimally-invasive procedures such as Single-Site da Vinci Surgery for the treatment of gallbladder, GERD or Acid reflux disease. He is also leader in advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques in the surgical specialties of General Surgery, Esophageal, Cancer and Breast. Caring is a vital part of our commitment to the highest standards of care. From Dr. George Tuchsen to his staff, their care about the patients, their health, and getting them back to enjoying their daily lives. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. George R. Tuchsen's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of George R. Tuchsen's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Tuchsen to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor's custom wall plaque is shown here. For more information on Dr. George R. Tuchsen, located in San Antonio, TX, please call 210-494-7979, or visit www.stoneoakgs.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Tuchsen and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.