Back in the fall of 1997, I was feeling tired so I had a check-up. A tumor was found in my esophagus. When I heard this, my first thought was cancer. I was referred to a specialist at a famous cancer center. After many tests I was told that I should have it removed surgically. I got a second opinion at another major cancer center. After more tests I was told that I should have the surgery even though they did not know exactly what it was. I was beginning to feel that I was being handed off from one doctor to another, without a clear explanation of what to do next. But, then I was referred to Dr. Snady by my family Doctor for a final opinion.

When I met with Dr. Snady, I felt that I wasn't talking to a doctor, but a person who understood what I was going through. He explained my problem to me in terms that I could even understand. This was the first time that I felt so at ease with a doctor and his staff. Even the atmosphere in the waiting room with the other patients was relaxed. Once the procedure was finished, I was given a lollypop by the nurse to comfort my throat. Dr. Snady then reviewed the results with me and informed me that although there was a tumor, it wasn't cancerous, and did not need to be removed, because it was benign on a biopsy with a new technique that he uses.

It's been four years, and I haven't had any further problems, thanks to the care and concern of Dr. Snady and his staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Snady for everybody. He is the best.

Taz Kochkarov

Related Papers by Dr. Snady
EUS for Cancer of the Esophagus

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