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Bradley J. Needleman, M.D.
Dr. Needleman is great! He is the best surgeon in Columbus for VSG/RNY and he knows it! I don't mind a Dr. that is sure of himself - I wanted no one but the best if I was going under the knife. My mom didn't like him at first - she didn't think he was personable and very cocky. But then we went for the follow up visit and she said he was much better and she changed her mind. Plus hearing from other people that he was the best surgeon made her feel better about me having surgery.
First impression was from a photo - he looks nice and like he cares about his patients. The office staff at OSU is great - they are understanding of bigger peoples needs and are just as excited as I am when we see the scale move!
OSU bariatric has a great before/aftercare program - they really help you step my step to know what to expect after surgery. I didn't have many questions during my pre-op, thanks to OH I had a lot of answers already. However the few questions I did have - he was already telling me the answers- which was great. Dr. Needleman and his team have great bedside manner and he is more than surgically competent. I had NO complications after surgery (knock on wood) - so far things are going great 1 month out! He was honest with me about meds and when I can and can't take certain pills. OSU has a support group once a month - I will go to the September meeting.
Overall I have had a really good experience and wouldn't have changed anything. I was very fortunate to live close to OSU to be able to experience this great program. I am very happy with my decision to chose OSU!
Latest Surgery Support Comments
Update: Had my pre-surgery vitals/anesthesiologist appointment - everything looks great except for my iron levels. They say I am anemic. I will hear from my dr. on monday - I hope this won't slow up my surgery. I have 2 1/2 weeks to get my levels up - praying for some heavy duty iron supplements coming my way. I am starting to get nervous as the date gets closer- now I am extra nervous with this new little hiccup to my plan. Fingers crossed all goes well! Need to take my "before" photos and measurements so I can track my progress - I know this will be a huge motivator in the months to come!