"My only complaint about my visit was the bed!! It was HORRIBLE - just a regular hospital bed and it was SO very uncomfortable. I couldn't wait to get home to get comfortable. Nursing care was excellent and the hospital discharge process was OUTSTANDING!!! I was home by 9:00 a.m. after the physician discharged me at 6:00 a.m. Never, ever had discharge go so quickly or smoothly!!"
"Dr. Stegemann is a very direct, no-nonsense individual. He was very knowledgable of bariatric surgery, and had answers to all my questions. My impression only improved with time. His office staff was a little disorganized, however, my appointment the day prior to surgery they were packing up to move into their new offices. Following surgery, at the new location, things seemed to have settled down, and the staff was very courteous and helpful when I call in. I can't think of anything I didn't like about Dr. Stegemann. He was very straightforward about his expectations of me with aftercare and all follow up visits being of uptmost importance. There is a very structured aftercare program at WeightWise here in San Antonio, one of the best I've found in all my research. Dr. Stegemann addressed all issues regarding risks of surgery, complications, and how he would work around any such problems. I would rate Dr. Stegemann as a very superior physician. I believe a physician, to be effective needs a good bedside manner as well as surgical competence."