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Choosing a surgeon for Bariatric Surgery was a process for me and my husband. We wanted to be absolutely positive that he/she was not only brilliant and a great surgeon but also had an understanding of obesity and everything that comes with it. We wanted to be sure that the surgeon as trained, educated and had empathy for the morbidly obese while also understanding I would need him/her and their practice in my life to help me with this struggle. I was NOT looking for a one and done. Surgeon, Support and Education was my criteria for choosing a practice.

We found it all. It takes time to vet the surgeon and also find exactly who and where it have the surgery. We wanted the hospital to be a Center of Excellence in Bariatrics'.

Lindsey S. Sharp MD and his practice (REX Bariatric Surgeons) fit my criteria and have exceeded my expectations in all aspects almost 5 years later. Dr. Sharp and his practice have provided me with a great tool, great support and education to keep myself focused and successful.

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Choosing a surgeon for Bariatric Surgery was a process for me and my husband. We wanted to be absolutely positive that he/she was not only brilliant and a great surgeon but also had an understanding of obesity and everything that comes with it. We wanted to be sure that the surgeon as trained, educated and had empathy for the morbidly obese while also understanding I would need him/her and their practice in my life to help me with this struggle. I was NOT looking for a one and done. Surgeon, Support and Education was my criteria for choosing a practice.
We found it all. It takes time to vet the surgeon and also find exactly who and where it have the surgery. We wanted the hospital to be a Center of Excellence in Bariatrics'.
Lindsey S. Sharp MD and his practice (REX Bariatric Surgeons) fit my criteria and have exceeded my expectations in all aspects almost 5 years later. Dr. Sharp and his practice have provided me with a great tool, great support and education to keep myself focused and successful.
Rex is the best!!!! I am 6 days post op and I feel like this team has supported me every step of the way! I chose Dr Bermudez to do my surgery and I could not be more pleased with how I am doing so far. I know this Dr and support team will be with me through my full recovery and beyond.

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I am seeing Dr. Sharpe myself. Its been a LONG time in making my decision, but I am finally in the short rows in getting to the actual surgery. I've been so impressed with Rex!

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