Mr Patel is an amazing consultant. He listens, he explains, he gives you choices and you feel cared for. My terrifying experience of being diagnosed with bowel cancer after routine screening was definitely made easier by his kindness and his ability to make me feel my treatment and recovery were in the safest possible hands. Mr Patel was also very supportive to my family and personally rang my daughter after my surgery to let her know how it had gone which assured her of the care I was receiving. All round he made the experience as good as it could possibly be under the circumstances.