"My PCP was the first person to actually mention Dr. Spaw to me. He has known him for years and thinks very highly of him.
I had already been to seminars at 2 other Nashville area hospitals when I decided to attend the one at Baptist. Dr. Spaw was the one leading the seminar that night and I immediately felt at ease with him. When I met with him a week later for my consult he made me feel even for comfortable.
He told us in the seminar that, after the surgery, we will be a patient of his for life. Even after the first 2 years, I will have to see him at least once a year for the rest of my life for follow up. My first 2 years of post-op care was included in his surgeon's fee. That includes the nutritionist as well as any calls or extra visits I may need in case of a problem.
He took time to ask not only why I wanted to have WLS but what had led me to decide on the RNY. We discussed what effect the surgery could have on some other health issues and he answered some more questions I had come up with after the seminar. We also discussed in more detail some of the possible risks of surgery. I never felt rushed or like I was just another fee. I felt like he truly had/has my best interests at heart.
My husband was very nervous about the surgery. After he met Dr. Spaw the morning of my surgery, he felt a lot better. He checked on me every day in the hospital and made sure my husband was doing okay too.
I still feel like God led me to the right surgeon for me. I had no post-op problems or complications."