"All of the Anxiety and Stress that I had going into this if I can in anyway dispel some of the those reservations that other patients may have, I am happy to do it. It truly has been an unbelievable experience and something that I will never forget."
I found out I had prostate cancer in May of 2009, my annual checkup had a high PSA reading. I had a biopsy and my diagnosis was confirmed. When you are first diagnosed with cancer, it is truly shocking. You always believe it's something that is never going to happen to you, so it came as a huge surprise. I started researching all of my options and discovered robotic surgery. Robotic surgery is fairly unknown in Canada, it is still in the experimental stage. I had lots of reservations about robotic surgery because of this. In Fact, in the beginning it wasn't even an option I considered. I was recommended to Dr. Patel, by a neurosurgeon who is a very close friend of mine. I really trusted his opinion and he told me that Dr. Patel is the absolute best in the United States. The reason I went ahead and did this with Dr. Patel, was because it was less invasive and nerve sparing. There is no question, why Dr. Patel's reputation preceded him. And the fact that he has done so many of these procedures was the deciding factor for me. One week after surgery, it was hard to believe I had surgery. After the 2nd day I was back to walking one mile a day which is actually unbelievable. I've never done a testimonial for anyone in my life. I'm doing this because I feel it's the very least I can do for Dr. Patel, and Hopefully I can encourage some of the other patients that are facing similar situations. Don't have any reservations whatsoever. I can truly say it was a privilege to be operated on by Dr. Patel. All of the Anxiety and Stress that I had going into this if I can in anyway dispel some of the those reservations that other patients may have, I am happy to do it. It truly has been an unbelievable experience and something that I will never forget.