I loved this guy from the beginning. Dr. Abando took his time and described exactly what was going on. I do not like pain, doctors or hospitals but, Dr. Abando put me at ease about the upcoming gallbladder removal operation. His personality is fresh and he's funny. When I arrived at the hospital very early in the morning, I met my anesthesiologist, who was very nice as well. Dr. Abando came in to see how I was doing, explainied a few things and then I was off to la la land. When I woke up, my husband had already had a conversation with the doc, gave him some pictures of my insides (very interesting) and I went home. Gallbladder surgery is not a breeze. I was in bed for 3 days straight and weening myself off pain medicine. It's 2 weeks later now, Im still sore but healing well. It takes time to get better. Hands down, I'd choose Dr. Abando again! Great guy, great staff!