Charles Cook

"Dr. Charles Cook at The Ohio State University performed by RNY bypass. I chose OSU because of their throrough pre-op process. I wanted to make sure I went through a program that would properly prepare me for surgery...and not just push me through like a cash register. I had to have Medicaid approval before I could begin their process. Dr. Cook was great, very kind and throrough in his explanations. His office staff was always attentive and returned calls, etc.rnrnNow, in Florida, Dr. Patricia Byers is following my care. She is an excellent surgeon...but often lacks the immediate's there deep down...but it's not shown...when her first concern is for your feelings might get over looked. But I'm willing to deal with for the best surgeon...I'll be asleep when she is operating on me...and I have loved one around for the emotional support I need."

Ohio State University Medical Center

"I think all hospitals need to have more or total private rooms. I was surprised that the operating table was so narrow. The nurses and aids were very nice, and very attentive. I was in good hands."
About Me
Portsmouth, OH
Surgery Date
Jan 28, 2003
Member Since

Before & After
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September 2000 - My 23rd Birthday...on my way to being one of my last. Highest weight ever, way over 500lbs, but 502 was the highest I ever saw on a scale.
February 2007-Post-op Panniculectomy...I've lost half myself!!!

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