"I first met Dr. Boustany to have my gallbladder removed in January of 2004. He was recommended by a nurse anestitist (sp?) that worked with him at Chesapeake General--I figured she knows all the surgeons and she said gave Dr. Boustany glowing reviews. I became severely infected prior to my surgery and spent 9 days in the hospital, but the surgery was a tough one, according to Dr. B., but I couldn't say enough good things about him. His bedside manner is outstanding and he treats you as more than just a number.rnrnSo, when it came time for my RNY, my choice was already made. Jeanette and Jeanne in the Bariatric Surgery program at Norfolk Surgical Group are fantastic. They both have had the surgery and have loads of information and they \"know where you're coming from\". I had some problems after surgery, including being hospitalized for dehydration about 2 months out. Dr. B. and Norfolk Surgical were incredibly responsive. I called in on Monday morning and they had me a room in Chesapeake General within an hour. I live more than an hour away from the hospital, so their prompt repsonse was appreciated. I can't say enough good things about Dr. B.'s secretary--she was a delight to work with, before and after my surgery. I spent a couple of days in the hospital and Dr. B. refused to let me go home unless I was able to eat something solid and keep it down. After some mashed potatoes and yogurt, he released me after three days of rehydration.rnrnSince then, I've had my good days and my not so good days, but I know that Dr. B. and the staff of Norfolk Surgical are only a phone call away. The only negative thing about the program is the absence of a local support group, and that's not really their fault. I can go to the meetings, but it's tough to make that drive on a weeknight.rnrnI love Dr. Boustany and the group of Norfolk Surgical Group and would highly recommend them to anyone searching for WLS."