Following a routine test, I was diagnosed with colon cancer, in January 2022, by 23rd February I had been operated on by Vanash in Watford, and by Saturday 26th Feb. I was home. From Jan to Feb all went very speedily and very efficiently. All staff, at every stage, including the Colonoscopy Team at Hemel; the Colorectal Nurse Specialists, the Ultrasound Team, the Covid Team at Albans, and all the staff on the ward at Watford, were very good. Judging by my operation and the way I am recovering, I suspect, Mr Patel is an excellent surgeon. His manner, and inter-personal skill worked for me. The explanation at the initial interview was clear, with plenty of time for questions. He offered to speak with my daughter in law, who had a medical background, if she wanted to phone him. The diagram he drew showing what he was going to do was really helpful, it allowed me to follow things later in the supporting literature. All in all, excellent, thank you very much.