Dr Gribar took the time to explain my condition and possible surgical options. Ultimately, he removed my gall bladder non-laparoscopically (because my poor gall bladder was too far gone). I expected this as my gall bladder had been a problem for over 25 years. The resulting scarring, inside and out, was minimal, and, in fact was actually better than the scar I have from my prior plastic surgery! Great bed side manner! Patient and thorough in his explanations! Great surgical technique! I was lucky to find him. I typically look for reviews before I choose a doctor, but there are so few reviews online that I had to write this one in case someone else is looking for a general abdominal surgeon like I was.