I LOVED Dr. Chute! Don't cross him off your list. He is great!
He is conservative in his approach, and I probably flouted some of his rules, but I would much rather have a conservative surgeon than one who takes risks.
I spent one night in the hospital, and the day after I got home I felt good enough to go out and get a pedicure! I really felt like he cared about me, both at surgery time and in follow ups. He is a more reserved person, but he certainly answered any questions I asked him very thoroughly. I always get my questions answered by the NUT and others at the office, so that would apply to Dr. Drew as well.
I can't say that I was overwhelmingly thrilled with Abbott, but I was only there one night. It's the hospital--nobody is comfortable at a hospital, LOL. The care was good, I just hate hospitals in general.
Anyway, I healed up perfectly, and you almost can't see any of my incisions anymore. I had 8 incisions, because he took my gall bladder out, too, but I don't even remember where some of them were. And I've lost 160 lbs, which is the most important part!!
Good luck with your decision.