James Foote

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 126 ratings

James Foote Bariatric Surgeon M.D., F.A.C.S.

12 yr Experience

12 yr in Bariatrics

12 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

12 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

99% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 18

Max Age of Patient is 80


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Derek Nagle
M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Dr Foote is an awesome surgeon! After hearing about other WLS patient experiences with surgery, i have cone to appreciate his skill and knowledge. He is on the cuting edge of this surgery, and his practice has performed thousands of surgeries so they have extensive knowledge of best practices. I had the VSG and my husband had the RNY the same year, two months apart. Both of us had easy, textbook recoveries with no complications. I also had a hiatal hernia repaired at the same time as my VSG which cured my GERD. My husband aldo had Dr Foote repair bilateral hernias, a year after his surgery, with great success.

Should i ever need future surgery, i will go to Dr Foote.

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Dr Foote is an awesome surgeon! After hearing about other WLS patient experiences with surgery, i have cone to appreciate his skill and knowledge. He is on the cuting edge of this surgery, and his practice has performed thousands of surgeries so they have extensive knowledge of best practices. I had the VSG and my husband had the RNY the same year, two months apart. Both of us had easy, textbook recoveries with no complications. I also had a hiatal hernia repaired at the same time as my VSG which cured my GERD. My husband aldo had Dr Foote repair bilateral hernias, a year after his surgery, with great success.

Should i ever need future surgery, i will go yo Dr Foote.

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My surgical experience, both pre and post op, was amazing. Dr Foote was informative, compassionate, and supportive. Without hesitation, he was honest about risks/benefits, and any questions I had. I recommended him to my brother, who also had a great experience. I could not be happier with the results!!

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Dr. Foote's experience and talent speaks for itself. I chose him because he is an incredibly talented surgeon. What I found out was a caring human being. I had a rough time post op with nausea and hard time getting fluids down. My nurse called him while he was in surgery. He came down to see me after the surgery. He took the time to listen and understood how I was feeling. He reassured me and supported me. He was outstanding. My difficulties were from anesthesia.
I have recommended several people to Dr Foote and will continue to do so. Grand Health Partners is an outstanding practice. I feel very fortunate to have had him as my surgeon.
Dr Foote..... I LOVE my sleeve. I have never felt this healthy in my life. Thank you for giving my life back.

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WOW what can I say about Dr Foote?? He was amazing. Outside of being very professional he was warm personable and kind.
I had chosen him on the number of VSG's he had done and the reviews but he surpassed any of those reviews.

I had a rough post op and he was there. He gave me encouragement and support. I did not have a drain or an upper GI. He has specific reasons for this and clinically it makes sense. He is slow with his advancement of the diet which made me feel safe for the long term outcome.

I have already recommended a friend to him. He is an outstanding surgeon. Thank you Dr. Foote for the excellent care and compassion you gace me,

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I would highly recommend Dr. Foote and Grand Health Partners. At my first meeting with him never did he seem rushed. He took plenty of time with me, answered all of my questions, and explained things very well. He even volunteered to write a letter to my ins company to request the particular surgery I wanted because he felt it best for me also. The ins company normally did not approve of this surgery except under special circumstances. Dr. Foote recognized the need, and managed to get it approved within a week. I can not say praise him enough. I trust him with my care completely.

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I attended the seminar hosted by Dr Foote. He was very informative, passionate and patient as he went through all of the different procedures, pros & cons, risks & benefits, details of the before surgery and post surgery expectations. I decided I wanted him to be my surgeon. I only met with him once before surgery, but he made the best of that time. He wanted to make sure that I knew anything and everything there was to know, and answered ALL of my questions. The morning of surgery, he met with me again, making sure that if I had any questions or reservations that they were all addressed. My procedure went flawlessly and I've had no complications and very little pain. Even the day of surgery and the day after, there was minimal pain..just discomfort at one of the incision sites(larger one for removing my stomach). Otherwise, I used very little pain meds. To me, that's a compliment to Dr Foote and Randy PA, who assisted. I would recommend Dr Foote 100 times over.

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Really glad I had Dr Foote and that his reputation proved true. He is so easy to talk to,very informative and a great surgeon. I had zero issues really. No nausea, no pain just discomfort a little bit but nothing that stopped me from walking,etc. I can swallow my daily pills no problem and had a great experience. I was in good hands and highly recommend Dr Foote and know he is there should I ever have any issues come up like gallbladder,etc.

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I liked Dr. Foote from the first time I'd met him at an informational seminar and things just got better from there. He is one of four surgeons at Grand Health Partners. The entire staff there is wonderful. Everything is under one office: surgeons, bariatrician, PA's, phone nurses, dietitians, behaviorists exercise physiologists and their store of specialty foods, protein drinks and vitamins specifically for weight lost surgical patients. They also handle non-surgical weight loss. Whatever you choose, it is a great team effort.

Dr. Foote performed my lap RNY in July 2009. I've had abdominal surgery before so I was expecting a lot of pain post op. It never happened. I had discomfort, but no pain. The day after discharge I walked an entire art fair, came home and took a nap and walked a mile later. He and his staff have taken excellent care of me.

In August of this year I called his office because I was doubled over with abdominal pain. They told me to go to Blodgett ER. They had called ahead and advised them I was coming. I got great care at the hospital, which kept in contact with Grand Health Partners. When they told me I had appendicitis, I asked them what's next. They said Dr. Foote was waiting to operate on me. When he heard I was in the ER he waited around even though he didn't have surgeries scheduled that day. He said in the beginning of my weight loss journey he'd always be there for me and he has been. I again had painless surgery. I went home Thursday and was driving on Friday and back to work on Monday.

Grand Health Partners offers surgical support groups twice a month at their office. They are recommended to both pre and post-op patients. They also have focus groups around the state lead by patients. They are adamant about helping us succeed and stress this surgery is a tool, not a cure. There are 2, 6 and 12-week f/u's along with 6, 12, 18 and 24 month f/u's then yearly. If someone starts to gain weight, they want to know at 5#'s not at 25#. If a person starts to have some emotional issues, the behaviorists are there to assist.

There is access to medical personnel 24/7. I know because I've had to call them after hours and on a holiday. Each time I was treated with care and concern even thought I was delving into their 'personal time.' They take care of emergencies and call you back. If your labs are out of whack they will call you for that too. They don't want to wait until your next appointment. They look at each person individually. While one person might be off meds earlier than the next, it's because that's what right for that person.

Dr. Foote and the entire Grand Health Partners team are excellent and I highly recommend them.

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I loved my Dr. and his office and staff. They are very friendly and on top of everthing and I felt very comfortable there!!! The hospital staff at Spectrum were AWESOME!!! They had marvelous bed side manners!!!! THANKS ALL FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!

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My surgen is great! I liked him right from the start. He was very informative and explained everything to me. The aftercare his office has is terrific.There are 2 dietitians and a great exercise physiologist.He was very helpful in helping me find exercises that helped me work on my problem areas. Everyone on his staff is very nice and I believe that they really do care about their patients. There was nothing I didnt like about him or his staff. I know people say there is always one thing or another that someone doesnt like about someone but in this case there isnt. I would highly advise anyone who is near Grand Rapids and considering the surgery to look into his office.(Grand Health Partners).

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From the very first moment of meeting Dr. Foote I could see the compasion in his eyes. He cares about the concerns, questions, and health of his patients. My surgery went very well, the stay at the hospital was limited to only 1 day and I did not have to have a catheder which was a big plus. I would recommend him to anyone considering surgery.

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