"Dr. Sapala seemed to be a great person that really cares about his patients. Everyone in his office was friendly and I felt very comfortable while i was there. He explained everything to me, answered all my questions,was very honest and up front with me about the risk of the surgery. I was informed that his office has monthly support meetings that everyone is encouraged to attend and that I will be involved with his office for the rest of my life, between the monthly support meetings and the yearly checkups. I also met Dr. Wood (His Partner) while I was there,He also assists him during surgery, He too was a very nice person. together the two of them have done over 4500 of the "Micro Pouch" sugery's and have only 9 fatalitys. Those are odds that I can live with.Overall to this point I would rate him a 10.The only thing that I was disapointed with was my butt kept getting stuck in his chairs. Being a bariactric Surgeons office you would think that he would get some larger chairs. I guess it's only us big people that notice stuff like that....."