Cleveland Center for Bariatric Surgery St Vincents Bariatric Center
When I first met Dr. Sonpal I found him to be a very serious, very realistic person who made sure that I was aware of all that I was getting into. Like other reviews I too found him to have a very compassionate heart, and a great sense of humor.
His surgical competence, and bed side manner are the best. I had the open procedure, with few complications. I am so glad he was my surgeon.
My surgeon is Dr. Indu Sonpal, at St. Vincent's Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He is one of the best in the city. He has done Bariatric surgery for many many years and works with a team of Doctors that pioneered WLS surgery in Cleveland. Outside of God he is one of about three doctor's that I trusted with my life. He is kind and very informative. Very open to questions. St. Vincent's have the best aftercare program/support groups in the city. I'm 3 years out and still stay connected and can call anytime I have questions without feeling like they are tired of me. Both his bedside manner and surgical competence are great.
Dr. Schreiber is retired. His staff was absolutely great. I did not like that he was upset about the length of time my surgery took and was unprofessional to my family that was there. My after care was essentially left to me as I lived so far away although I did go in for one after visit. All risks of the surgery were discussed with me. Dr. Schreiber did an EXCELLENT surgery on me. I rate him a 10. Both his competence was great and for some one who was upset over the length of my surgery, I never knew it he was great with me.
In researching gastric bypass, I found that Dr. Schreiber had done close to 5,000 bypass surgeries at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, OH. His post op infection rate was below 1%. That was the biggest factor in my decision. My surgery was uneventful, with the exception of strep throat post op. I had my surgery on 3/22/06, and Dr. Schreiber retired in August 2006.
DR SCHREIBER SHOWED CONCEARN FOR ME AND WAS WILLING TO LISTEN TO ALL MY QUESTIONS. THE OFFICE STAFF WAS WONDERFUL AND WAS THERE TO ANSWER ANY AND ALL MY QUESTIONS. I DO THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER IF THE DOCTOR WOULD SPEND A LITTLE MOR TIME WITH ME ALTHOUGH HE DID A FINE JOB IT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL MORE LIKE A PERSON INSTEAD OF WHAT SEEMED TO BE JUST A NUMBER. I STILL WOULD RECOMMEND HIM. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE FINAL RESULT. THANK YOU!
When I first met with Dr. Sonpal I thought he was uptight, the second time we met I discovered a sense of humor. He quizes you to make sure you know what you are getting into. He is very through and professinal and does his best to assure you and your loved ones everything will be fine. The staff and the enviroment is great they are all very helpful and everything is set up for \"big\" people. He or his partner is on call every night and every weekend. During business hours if you have problems you call your assigned nurse and they will advise you. He has a great bedside mannor and is an excellent surgeon. I can not say enough good things about him.
My first impresson of Dr. Schreiber was he is a caring professional. He asked why I wanted to lose the weight. He even asked me did I know the possible risks. He is very informative. His staff is very qualified, knowledgeable, professional, before and after the surgery. Dr and his staff teaches and prepare you before and after the surgery. The books and materials given to me made me feel that I was taking a college course with everything explain what to do and when to do it. Excellent materials. He has great bedside manners and is definitely compentent. I had a great experience and after a week and half, I start feeling better. I also received phone calls from my nurse numerous of time to see how I was doing at home. I would recommend Dr. Schrieber and St. Vincent as the team on leading edge of of Bariactric Surgery in the country. This my opinion and experience. If you think that no one can be the best in all aspects, well, you are wrong.rnLjp
I loved Dr Sonpal! He is very experienced and his staff is truely great. He is very no nonsense is his approach but has a great sense of humor is given a chance. He and his staff have been great at helping me both before and after surgery. They emphasis going to support groups and have follow-up care up to 18 months post op. I would highly, highly recommend him.