"Dr. Canady was warm, gracious, and knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. He thoroughly and honestly explained the procedures and risks.
He performs the surgery through the Holzer Center for Comprehensive Weight Loss which has assembled an entire team devoted to lifelong aftercare and support including the surgeons, a dietician, a psychiatrist, a bariatric counselor (who has actually undergone the procedure and has successfully reached her goal), and an R.N. No matter how many questions I've had for anyone associated with Holzer, they've responded either by phone or e-mail promptly and professionally and always with a smile in their voices/e-mails.
There are also monthly support group meetings attended by the bariatric counselor, the dietician, the R.N., and the surgeons in the practice. There are testimonials followed by frank discussions by the medical personnel on topics relating to bariatric surgery and its risks.
These meetings are open to individuals contemplating the surgery as well as those who have already had it. It is required for all post-surgery patients to attend these meetings for at least one year following surgery.
They make the meetings meaningful and fun. They are even in the process of setting up a cruise for all patients that are interested in order for everyone attending the support groups to be able spend more time together.
The staff of the center visits you following surgery and several people in the support group meeting were even saying they received flowers from the center, wishing them a speedy recovery.