"I was pleased with the initial consultation with Dr. Von Rueden. I enjoyed meeting his office staff, Barbie, Rose and Sloane. They all gave me the impression that I was their most important patient at that time and that made me feel good. He emphasized that bariatric surgery of any kind was a tool and that I should be aware of that fact. How I use the tool is up to me. I agree that is true, how I choose to look at the picture and to react to the chance I am given is totally up to me. I also went to a support group session that evening and was astounded at some of the stories. Met some very helpful people and look forward to interacting with them again. I have had one appointment so far and look forward to my second one at the end of July."