he did my RnY laporoscopic surgery when he was @ Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. I was high risk - he is an amazing surgeon, you are in good hands with him! He saved my life!!! My actual surgeon was Dr. Dempsey, who did not do lap but only open surgery. Dr. Patel was able to do the surgery laporascopically, no complications. If Amanda and Dawn are still with Dr. Patel you will have one amazing experience.