Scott Shikora

"When I started my weight loss journey to prepare for weight loss surgery back in August of 2015, I knew I wanted to go through this major event at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The thought of surgery always scared me, but I knew that weight loss surgery would help me have the best chance for a healthier future. I initially chose Dr. Shikora based on hours of internet research. When I met him I was beyond impressed with his warmth, his honesty, and his sense of humor. He walked me through my weight loss surgery options, and I immediately felt comforted. He answered my questions honestly and clearly, and I never felt shamed or like "just another patient." Whenever I was discouraged about my weight/weight loss struggles, he motivated me in the most positive ways possible. On my day of surgery, November 16, 2015, he visited me beforehand to check in on me and ask me to decide if, should an RNY be too risky, I would want him to give me a sleeve gastrectomy (to which I said yes) - and that is exactly what happened. Starting when I woke up in the OR I noticed his bedside manner is simply incredible. During my 2-night hospital stay I saw him 2x each day - simply to check in on me, answer my questions, and keep me smiling - all signs that I selected the best surgeon for me! In truth, I was/continue to be blown away with the whole team at BWH - Dr. Davidson, all of the nutrition team, the nurses (esp on floor 15), the anesthesiologists team, and everyone I've encountered in Dr. Shikora's office. As of writing this I am 7 weeks post-op and I've never felt better in my entire life - I would highly encourage anyone even considering weight loss surgery to attend the information session, do some research on your own (this is your journey, after all), and meet with a surgeon at BWH (I highly recommend Dr. Shikora)!!"
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Surgery Date
Jan 05, 2016
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