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Dirk I Rodriguez, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Rod is kind,caring and direct. Several members of his staff are WLS patients. The staff are kind, knowledgeable and take a genuine interest in your success. I do not have any complaints about him,although some patients do not like his bold, direct approach. I know this aspect of his personality was a blessing when I developed post op complications. I knew that he would see to my emergent needs. Many times he said to me,\"listen to me..you need to hear this.\" I didn't like that, and thought I was listening but he knew. I am now 9 months after surgery and I feel that he still cares about my success . I have had many routine post op visits. His Center of Excellance strictly tracks our nutriition journals. This journal not only focuses on what I ate, but how I feel before and after eating. Our support group meets monthly. The meeting topics vary from general discussion, exercises, nutrition,plastic surgeon visits and most important, allowing the patients to suggest the topics. The topic of risks are discussed from the very beginning at the information session. Then, we are given a detailed list of complications in our \"BOOK\" and in the surgical consent. As his patient, and as a nurse, both his surgical competence and beside manner are great. He was able to talk to my dgtr( who has no medical knowledge and dislikes hospitals) in a way that she understood what was happening to me and how he was going to treat it.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Well, it has been almost 10 months since my surgeries. I have lost 110 lbs. give or take 5lbs- I retain fluid in the summer. I have dropped 9 sizes. I have gained so much...I feel so much better, more energetic, able to walk easier and faster. I am more confident and feel that I am living life instead of just existing. I have no problems getting in my water and protein but I do struggle with exercising, but I am doing it anyway.... I day at a time. Would I do it again? Most definately.