"Dr. Q was friendly and helpful in the beginning. He is an excellent surgeon but his \"bedside manner\" is lacking. Of course we are not choosing a surgeon for his bedside manner. The staff is busy, but helpful. However, getting a return call was difficult if not impossible. Dr. Q emphasizes exercise before and after. He expects you to make the committment to excercise 5 days a weeks to reach and maintain your goal. One thing though, he never gave me a goal weight and on my very first follow up ( after staples were removed) he told me how great I looked and when he saw how much weight I had lost he then told me I was 40 pounds behind schedule and could fail the surgery. I was devastated!!!! I did not see him again but did continue care with Dr. Tovar and he was outstanding and supportive. Overall the experience was wonderful with the exception of the one visit mentioned."