17 Years Experience
17 in Bariatrics
10 in Laparoscopic Surgery
10 in Laparoscopic Bariatrics
90% Practice is Bariatrics
Minimum Age of Patient is 18
Maximum Age of Patient is 65
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
Dr.Schumacher is a wonderful surgeon. I have only had a consultation with him so far, but from my first impression I can say that I trust him to perform the roux en y surgery on me.
He has a great attitude and seems to be very honest and sincere.
Outstanding, The Dr. and the entire team were all very professional and exceeded my expectations in every way, I would recomend Dr. Schumaker to EveryoneDec. 3, 2012
Dr. Schumacher is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He has a great bedside manner and takes time to talk with you and answer all your questions. His PA's and assisting staff are also all excellent and make you feel so at ease. I can't recommend him highly enough!Dec. 23, 2011
First impression was fantastic! I think he genuinely cares for his patients.
Now, five days post-op and I still have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Schumacher and his staff! He's funny, but direct. Very willing to spend the extra time to answer questions!
Dr. Schumacher is so nice so is all of his staff I highly recomend him to anyone Him and his staff are always willing to help and awnswer any questions!He mad sure that I was aware that the rny was a tool not a quick fixDec. 27, 2010
Love, Love, Love my new surgeon!
I was in the Fresh Start Bariatrics program with Dr. Stephen Myers in Columbus, Ohio at Riverside for the first three months of the process, but in spite of my determined efforts to succeed, it just was not a good doctor/patient match.
Now that I have switched and been accepted into Dr. Schumacher's program, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
All my doubts and worries about this surgery are gone. I feel confident I am in good hands and am ready to move forward.
What a welcome relief!
I will update this review after my procedure: Feb 1, 2011.
I started my journey toward my DS procedure with a different doctor and ended up seeking out Dr. Schumacher as an alternative after a less than favorable experience with the first doctor. Dr. Schumacher is absolutely amazing. My first experience with him was extremely positive and encouraging, leaving no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to do my procedure from the first few minutes of interaction.
His staff have been courteous, respectful and encouraging as well. I have felt very welcome and at home in their office and would highly suggest this group to any other prospective patients.
I can't say one bad word about any part of my experiences in the office. Dr. Schumacher is the most personable doctor that I have ever met and his bedside manner is second to none. I felt that he had me and my best interest in mind and took the time to ensure that I was fully aware and comfortable in every step of the process.
Dr. Schumacher was one of the nices doctors I have had in a long time. You will meet him a couple of times. I got to know his P.A.'s quite well. The three of them make a good team.
The office staff tries its best to keep things moving along. The nurses are quite good.
Dr. Schumacher never sugar coated anything. He was quite blunt about what to expect after surgery. He was up front on post surgery problems that could occur.
When you choose Dr. Schumacher you should know you get the hole practice. For the most part I have been dealing with the two P.A.s.
My visit with Dr. Schumacher was excellent. He appeared very knowledgeable about any type of bariatric surgery and helped both myself and my husband understand and make our choice of surgeries. His support staff of nutritionist, psychologist and exercise physiologist are the best. His PA was excellent. His office staff have been very helpful although they appear to be very understaffed? or overworked?. I started the process with Dr. Schumacher on the 17th of January and received my insurance approval in Mid-March/ I thought it took a long time, but after reading about others on OH I realize that was pretty fast. My surgery is scheduled for May 4, 2010.
Absolutely Dr. Schumacher is the very, very best. My surgey was wonderful and he fixed a bunch of adhesions but was still able to do it laporascopiclly (spelling?} His PA Melissa was also great. I can't say enough about him or his care for me in the hospital. He was in to see me twice a day.
Love that man, for giving me a new lease on life.
Dr Anderson is a no nonsense doctor. She is direct and to the point. If you looking for someone who sugarcoats your experience, look elsewhere.
UPDATE 29 Jan 2010
Went to Kettering hospital for my blood work (Pre Admission testing) AGAIN. On the way out I decided to go up to Dr. Anderson's office and guess what....they told me I had to be rescheduled again for the FORTH time. That's it---I am totally fed up with Dr. Anderson and her staff.
AVOID HER and her Office Staff AT ALL COSTS!
What a joke, this is the most unorganized office I have ever seen. Do yourself a favor and see someone else.
I have decided to go with Dr. Schumacher. He's in the same network, so I might not have to start all over.
I plan to report Dr. Anderson and her staff to the BBB and whatever other organizations that may listen.
No one shoud go through this type of treatment.
I have heard some great things about Dr. Anderson, but I can't continue to go thru this agony.....
TWO WEEKS POST OP...What can I say. The switch to Dr. Schumacher was the smartest move I made. He was GREAT! His PA Jerod was GREAT and his entire staff was GREAT!!! Truly I cannot say enough good things about him and his staff. If your considering Dr. Shumacher for you WLS, don't waste a minute looking elsewhere.