Dr.Ross is the kind of doctor that you want to have, I wish they were all like him. From the beginning he and his staff made me feel comfortable and cared for. He has a way about him that makes you feel calmer and not embarassed about being overweight. I was well informed about all aspects of my surgery and he was extremely patient with all my questions. I think what impressed me the most was that he always gave me his full attention. Dr.Ross makes you feel like you are his only patient. The program has an excellent after surgery program.This program is an extremely important part of the process. They take alot of time to make sure that you are educated on the healing process and what to expect in the months ahead. I did get an infection in one of my incisions which is a risk with any surgery. When I called the office, late evening on a Sunday, Dr.Ross returned my call within 15 minutes.He told me to go to the emergency room and that someone would be waiting. He was true to his word. Also, the staff at Spartanburg Regional did a fantastic job of taking care of me after surgery and especially in the emergency room. It has been 14 months since I had the procedure and and I couldn't be happier. Oh yea, I weighed 250 and have lost 107 pounds. It works and is so worth it.
I went to my first community lecture last night and was able to see who Dr Ross is.I must say I was surprised and satisfied when someone ask him for a stat and he replied"I treat people,not numbers." He seems to be one of the nicest and caring people I could have choosen to trust with something so important.I am excited to begin this journey and feel blessed to have such a strong support team.Sept. 16, 2010
The first time I saw Dr. Ross was at his seminar. I was very apprehensive about the surgery but the more I heard him speak, the more at ease I felt. When I personally met him, his handshake, gently eyes and calm appearance took away any other fears that I had.
Dr. Ross didn't paint me just a pretty picture stating that I would lose all this weight and that it would be easy. From the start he stated that this surgery is only a TOOL not a cure.. I am the one who has to take this tool and make it work, he is just giving me the tool.
Dr. Ross was also very honest about the dangers of the surgery, but there are risks with every surgery, no matter how small or large. And I know Dr. Ross will do everything in his power to get me through the surgery with out any (major) problems.
Dr. Ross is a warmhearted man who truly cares about his patients. He takes the time to truly talk to but more importantly- to Listen to you!
I have every bit of faith in Dr. Ross and his team of dedicated staff members. They all have been so nice and helpful and I know that they will be with me all the way:)
At the moment I have nothing negative to say because it has all been very positive.
Dr. Ross, all I can say is that he is the most AMAZING DOCTOR I have ever met! He takes time with you, answers all your questions and does not rush you~! I look forward to the journey with him. He is 2hrs from my home, so this should say something about how WONDERFUL he is.. Everyone at his office has been wonderful! VERY CARING!Jan. 1, 2010