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Minimally Invasive/Robotic Surgery by Dr. Nassif

Joe, 54, was alarmed when his physician in Pensacola told him he had found precancerous cells during a routine colonoscopy. "He told me that I needed surgery and that I might lose my rectum and need a colostomy bag," Joe recalls. Seeking a second, expert opinion, Joe's sister read about Dr. Nassif's use of minimally invasive, robotic surgery to treat colon cancer. Joe, a pilot, flew from Pensacola to Orlando to be seen at Center for Colon and Rectal Cancer. Dr. Nassif assured Joe that he could be treated successfully with no danger of the extreme measures his local doctor had suggested.

Following his surgery, Joe recovered completely and returned to his job as a pilot. "I'm so thankful to have found Dr. Nassif," Joe says.  "The team put my fears to rest and when it was time for surgery, I knew I would be okay."