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Our mission has been established by the demands of our men afflicted with prostate cancer. Their voice has been clear
and unwavering while asking us all to join them and to help others who may become affected in the future.

"Being a physician in my 50s, it was not a question of what I would do. I wanted to get the cancer out if possible. I feel that Dr. Patel is the person that everyone should really meet if surgical options are the way to go. I think he is the first person."

The night I found out that I had prostate cancer (actually, when I got the biopsy results), I emailed Dr. Patel. Obviously I had some angst about the whole thing -- even though I am a physician, the idea that you have prostate cancer or cancer of any type was a bit intimidating. So I emailed him once or twice about various issues, and I think the thing that was most incredible even when I had talked to him a year and a half or two years before, was that I already knew that clearly he had become a superstar in his field, but he was very accessible and very lovable kind of guy. As a physician I am similar in the sense that I really fall in love with people. I think that is very important that patients feel that their doctor cares.   When I got a little concerned, one of the emails he sent back was really remarkable. "You will be fine," he wrote. And that really helped a great deal. When I came over and met him, it was an equally good experience.   Being a physician in my 50s, it was not a question what I would do. I wanted to get the cancer out if possible. We booked surgery and fortunately got it done pretty expeditiously. So I feel like I had an incredible surgeon, and I was fortunate that my pathology results came out very favorable. He is a great human being, and I feel like I found a friend as well. I hope that we continue the relationship over the years. I have done my best to let people know that. I let patients make choices, but I think that once they met him there would not be much choice.   In fact I feel that he is the person that everyone should really meet if surgical options are the way to go. I think he is the first person. So without reservation this is the number-one place I recommend. In fact, I now say don't travel to New York or to Philadelphia or to Baltimore to John Hopkins – go to the Global Robotics Institute.