My overall experience with Dr. Doherty was extremely pleasant and professional. He actually LISTENED to me and my needs. After several discussions and careful review of what I wanted, we decided on the lipo-suction in the abdomen area. This, by far, was the best decision for me and the surgery went great, he was always asking how I was feeling to make sure I was ok. He followed up several times over the phone and was genuinely concerned about my overall well being. But be clear, this is NOT a replacement for diet and exercise. You still need to do these things to maintain a healthy life style. I simply wanted less fat around my middle area and we accomplished this. I am happy with my decision and the results.