As usual it's a case of horses for courses.
I would give my daughter's GP free access to do anything she liked to me. I trust her and her level of skills. This lady is an asset to her surgery and profession.
I wouldn't give my own GP access to a horse.
Having said that I have a similar response to the manner in which many others carry out their professions. The list is endless; policmen I would trust and those I wouldn't, council officers who are a delight and those that aren't.
The only problem is that we have to give people a chance in order to find out those who are going to be good.
So the end of the story to me is: give doctors the chance to perform surgey, the liklihood is that only those who want to do it, and those who are prepared to put in the effort will bother.