"First met hi at the informational Seminar on Sept 21,2009 - very informative seemed like a surgeon, rushed and wanted to get all the information out and answer questions again for the 1,000th time. Met in the office June 20 , 2010 met with partner and spent 2 hours discussing surgery, my risk factors and tests I need to get the ball rolling. And to start some weight loss till next office visit in August. Had EGD, nuclear scan , leg doppler, PFT, pulmonology clearance. Today August 9,2010 met with Dr Scott my surgeon, discussed the tyoe of surgery, risks , potential outcomes and after care. Again need to loose some more weight before surgery. But I did come down on BMI one point this month! He is kind, and very informative, secure in his talent. More personable than any other surgeon I have worked with or met in 30 years of nursing. I will have a vertical sleeve gastrectomy and possibly an RNY in a few years after my BMI is down under 60. "