While I won't discourage you from seeking other consults (getting many opinions is a great idea!), I do want to say that Boston has some great surgical teams. There are many of us here treated very successfully in the New England area (personally, I had translab at MGH with Drs. Barker and McKenna, a team that has done hundreds upon hundreds of surgeries, with a fantastic outcome) and there are lots of options.
The New England "gang" is meeting for brunch in Worcester on Nov 11 (see http://anausa.org/forum/index.php?topic=3561.0
for details) and it might be a good opportunity to meet people in person - there are surgical and radiation patients with ANs of all sizes who have been treated in Boston and elsewhere. It helped me a lot to meet and talk to people when I was in the decision making process.
In the end, though, what matters is that you
are comfortable with your doctors - regardless of treatment choice or whether they're in your backyard or across the country. We just want to help you make the decision that's right for you.
I hope you and your husband will consider joining us on the 11th.