I highly recommend Dr. Baranov if you are considering bariatric surgery! It was well worth driving 3 hours each time I needed to for my appointments. The entire staff made me feel comfortable and everyone in his office is professional and knowledgeable. Even though my insurance company made me jump through many hoops before surgery, Dr. Baranov and his staff navigated everything for me seamlessly. I appreciated the fact that Dr. Baranov is a task master because he knows what he is a talking about. Following all of his instructions is what helped me be prepared for my surgery pre and post op. I am only one week post op, but feel really good and I am excited to update this review years after. Thank you Dr. Baranov for helping me with this new healthy lifestyle!