I have read several peoples experiences with Dr. Esquerra and they are mostly good however like I said before I had one lady tell me to stay away from him. This is what my problem is. I am a member of several of these groups and everyone has there opinions about who is best and their experiences. That is good and helpful information however it is biased and not fact. I liked this page because it said bariatric facts. I have heard alot of stories but they are contradictory to eachother so now I am asking can anyone elaborate about why I should be running away from this doctor or michelle. Part of the reason that I am confused is that Michelle is listed as the patient coordinator on their website as is Nina. Michelle is an on staff patient liason which seems to be standard. I have not been asked to pay her anything just the hospital deposit for the OR. Is that unusual? Does anyone of statistics or links to offer that can give me more information about Dr. Arellano or Dr. Esquerra that are not publications through their companies. Can read everyone suggestions for days but that doesn't show me if they have ever had deaths, or malpractice or if they are board certified.