"Love this man... he is patient, uncondemning like so many doctors are when it comes to overweight people. For my first visit the staff did all of the paperwork and had me watch a very informative video, they calculated my BMI and other fat stuff... which i am ashamed to post. He described the surgey in great length and told me the length of time I would be in the hospital. They gave me a list of items to have in the house before the surgery and prior to having the surgery you must attend a support group meeting which I am thankful for... I do so much better in groups when trying to accomplish major tasks. He made sure I understood that the possible risks and the risks of malabsorption and the pills that I will have to take after the surgery. I am very impressed with his bedside manner thus far and I look forward to going thru this process with him.