I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in Jan 2021. I met Mr Patel in Feb to discuss surgery. He immediately put me at ease and explained very thoroughly the process and the results and and the way forward. The operation was performed in early March. During the next 2 weeks or so I was in hospital, he and the team looked after me very well. He has been calm, positive but enquiring as to how I am coping with the situation. He also contacted my wife almost every day to inform her of my progress. Upon release from hospital he continued to call me a few times to enquire as to my progress. I found him very affable and very knowledgeable. All through the process he put me at ease. I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon.