"Just found out Dr. S has moved back to Isreal and is no longer practicing in Houston. Houston just lost one of the best bariatric surgeons anywhere. I have nothing but good things to say about him and his staff.
I went to Dr. Spivak because that's who banded both of my parents and I went to his seminar 100% sure I was going to be banded as well. That all changed as soon as this brilliant Doctor started talking about the gastric sleeve. He presents all your options out there on the table, is realistic about what you can expect and he let's you make the decision about what is right for you. Brenda in his office is the best thing since sliced bread! I've called her with the craziest pre-surgery questions or questions regarding things I have read on the boards...she always tells me what's what and does so in a respectful manner and she always has time for me. What an awesome person! She's a true patient advocate and Dr. Spivak has found gold by having her. I will update more on my after-surgery experience but right now I couldn't ask for anything better. "
"My ONE complaint is that my room did not have hot water during my stay. I wanted a hot shower so bad and my Mom was staying in my room as well...she took a cold shower. Once we complained nothing happened. We were told maint. had been notified however we were not offered a shower in another room nor did it get fixed/corrected during my stay. "