"I first meet Dr. Blaney at the informational seminar back in July. I sat and listened to what he did and the types of surgery they offered. Then I started going to the support meetings and would see him there. That really impressed me a lot to see a Dr. there and also talking with people that had questions for him. I could see that he was a caring dr. Then I was given Dr. Blaney as my dr to do my surgery. I was very pleased with that. He is very informative about the RNY. We had to do a 3 hr class with him on Saturday. He answered question that we may have about the surgery. He also showed us the instruments that he would be using during surgery. He is a caring dr with a good bedside manner. But more important he does a good job doing what he does. He want you to become healthy with the tools he gives you by doing the surgery. He tells you like it is about the risk and lets you decide if they are worth it. In my case he was 100% behind me in doing my surgery. He made sure that I saw my heart dr and a bone and joint dr about my knees and wants to work with my PCP in my aftercare. I would refer Dr. Blaney to anyone that was thinking about having RNY gastric bypass. There is nothing negative to say about the care that Dr. Blaney shows me. the only thing I can say is it took from July to Feb for the paperwork, seeing all the Drs you need to see but in all it was worth the wait. But I look at it this way. I used that time to get healthy and to get my heart healthy for the surgery so it worked out in the long run. "