My father had recurring skin cancer on his upper lip, and had two surgeries prior to finding Dr Patel. He is a Marine Corp veteran, and had his surgeries with the VA. The surgeries were unsuccessful in removing his cancer, and also left his face unnecessarily and overly scarred. But we were never informed that it was unsuccessful, and this issue has spanned 16 years with the lesion coming back and growing.
By the time we found Dr Patel, it was worse than ever, and options were limited. We needed a miracle - and his name was Dr Patel.
He is very kind, compassionate and understanding, and an astoundingly skilled surgeon. My father wasn’t just a number to him...Dr Patel took great care & lots of time in assessing the best case scenario, and he patiently answered every one of our questions without making us feel like we were a bother, which is something we’ve encountered often within the medical community. He even called my dad at night prior to surgery to discuss the procedure in depth, and his explained his reasoning behind suggesting the chosen course of action. My father had to have his entire upper lip removed!
I look at my father’s face in awe because I cannot even comprehend the level of skill it took to preserve my father’s handsome face and not leave him hideously disfigured. But more importantly, Dr Patel was able to completely remove the cancer, while understanding that we are all human, and while we strive for great health, we don’t want to be left with roadmaps of scars on our faces. It may seem inconsequential to some, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a concern. We wanted my father to be free of his illness, and would have accepted any result, regardless of how he looked, but thanks to Dr Patel, we got the best of both worlds.
We figured he’d have to have several reconstructive surgeries afterwards, and I don’t know how Dr Patel did it, but my father doesn’t even need them! The form and function is restored, and you wouldn’t even know anything by looking at him. Like, how is that even possible?!? You literally cannot see it. Only 12 days later, he’s on his feet and back to normal!
His office is wonderful, the office staff is great, his surgical support staff is incredible, he doesn’t leave you waiting for hours. Honestly, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this whole experience and if you need anything that Dr Patel can do, it is honestly a no brainer.
God bless Dr Patel, thank you for saving my dad!