"I liked Dr. Stone from the first time I heard him speak at an informational seminar for the bariatric surgery group at Shasta Regional Medical Center in far northern Ca. He was candid, warm, and encouraging. Dr. Stone was clear about the risks of surgery and realistic about what is required of post-op WLS folks and what goals are feasible. In my opinion, he is a superb surgeon and a thoughtful, supportive caregiver. I trusted him with my life and would again, without hesitation.rnrnI have never been made to feel hurried during my appointments and Dr. Stone is always up to date on my condition, stats, etc. He makes each patient feel like a person, not a \"condition.\" The entire Shasta Regional Medical Center bariatric team is first-rate. "