Choosing the right doctor for your Gastric Bypass Surgery is a decision that will affect both you and your family. It's not something you should take lightly. You should choose a doctor that puts you first, who understands that your condition affects your everyday life and is important to you.
"Gastric Bypass Surgery with Dr. Schneider was the best and most informed decision I ever made."
-- J. Salas, patient
What Makes Dr. Schneider Special?
Experience & Perspective
It is fundamentally important to know that your doctor received the best education, and has an impressive track record.
Dr. Schneider has been helping patients in the BAy Area for over 15 years. He has improved life for hundreds of Gastric Bypass patients, just like you.
Before founding his independent practice in 1988, Dr. Schneider graduated from Harvard Medical School , and was the Chief Resident in Surgery at the prestigious Bay Area Stanford University Hospital . He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, recognized worldwide, and founded in 1937.
Dr Schneider is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Not all doctors are. You should carefully consider the risks of Gastric Bypass Surgery from a doctor that is not a member of the ASBS.
Dr. Schneider was elected Director of the Bay Area Peninsula Healthcare District in 2000. It says a lot that the people of San Mateo County put their trust in Dr. Schneider.
New patients are often pleasantly surprised to learn that their time will be spent directly with Dr. Schneider himself. Aside from office staff, Dr. Schneider does not use a nurse or other physician's assistant. Although this means that he isn't able to see as many patients as most doctors, his patients get his full attention--communication is direct. The person you'll see is Dr. Schneider, and you'll know that he has all the facts.
Dr. Schneider is a people person. His warm demeanor and caring way of thinking puts his patients first. You won't just be happy with his care, you'll genuinely like him.
Before, and After Your Gastric Bypass Surgery, Dr. Schneider pledges the following:
- He will listen to you and what you have to say. He will be patient and not rush you.
- He will help you feel comfortable asking any questions you might have. It is important that you understand what is happening and what your options are.
- He will allow you to make choices. When there is a decision to be made, Dr. Schneider will clearly present you with options, benefits, and drawbacks. He will help you decide what method of treatment you feel most comfortable with.
- It is essential that you trust your doctor, and Dr. Schneider understands that trust is earned through communication and genuine human care.
Dr. Schneider accepts most health insurance plans. To see if your provider is accepted by Dr. Schneider check with your provider or click here to contact us.
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