Surgeon: Peter Rovito, M.D.
I've only met once with Dr. Rovito and he seemed
very helpful and knowledgeable.
His office staff was extremely helpful.
I was a little disappointed that Dr. Rovito
didn't have a formal program for pre-and post
operative patients to follow. But as he says,
he is only the surgeon, not a nutritionist.
Future patients should be more proactive and
schedule appointments with dietician, etc. and
be sure to research and prepare thoroughly before
All risks were discussed.
Plus': He's board certified, he was referred
by my endocronologist, and he was very easy
to talk to. Minus: With such a serious life
changing surgery, it would be helpful if Dr.
Rovito would have a referral list of other
experts to contact with dietary and emotional
support. Rate: 9
Both surgical competence and bedside manner
are very important.
Independence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Company was very helpful.