"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 compassion...it's there deep down...but it's not shown...when her first concern is for your life...you 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."