"I love him, he saved my life".

 

I was fortunate enough to have met Dr. Omar Benitez when my wife and I brought our 2 week old son to him for his circumcision. A month later, I went for my annual physical and my primary doctor said that my PSA was high and I needed to see a urologist. Since my wife and I really liked Dr. Benitez and his staff, we decided to make an appointment to see him.  Shortly after, I heard what no one wants to hear, I had cancer. I am a 43 year old father of a 2 year old and a 2 month old.  To say I was caught off guard would be an understatement. However, Dr. Benitez kept me optimistic.  He was honest, straight forward and to the point with incredible bedside manner. As serious as my condition was, I really felt at ease about what was going on and very informed about my options.  

Although I felt very comfortable with him and knew I had complete confidence in him, Dr Benitez insisted that I consult with other physicians to compare opinions and discuss all my options with my wife. He encouraged me not to put off making a decision for too long. 

Before I knew it, I was going in for a radical prostatectomy.  Dr. Benitez's confidence and compassion made both my wife and I feel very much at ease. 

The surgery was a huge success and  I was back to work within 4 weeks feeling fantastic.

I have joined a few prostate cancer groups since my surgery and have met very fortunate men who have gone through what I have and it's funny, every guy I speak to asks me "how do you like your doctor?". And every time I get that little lump in my throat and tell them "I love him, he saved my life". I now look forward to my visits to see Griceida, Diana, and of course, The Doc. 

Cancer free, 12/05/12 PSA-0 

 

It is difficult to express with words what Dr. Benitez will forever mean to my family and I and we will forever be grateful to him.

Thank you Dr. Benitez.

Eric B., Fort Myers, FL, Patient of SWFUA

 

Above their call of duty...

Dear Director of Patient Services,

Just a short note to compliment your staff at both offices. Everyone whom I came in contact with was exceptionally compassionate and caring. It certainly gave the patient a sense of security and caring.

Cat Scan Nurse was exceptional! She certainly knows how to put the patients mind at ease and reassures the patient as to how she takes the test and what will show up on the cat scan. She certainly put my mind at ease and in doing this she calmed me down. She is a definite asset to your group.

As for the nurses on Brittany Street, she was terrific also. She was honest with me and had kind words for me. I was scared and shook up and she and Dr Benitez were very considerate. She and doctor had a wonderful way of keeping a patient calm. They went above their call of duty. They both worked me through the test with confidence and ease. It was a job well done!

God Bless all of you for the work you are doing when concerned patients walk through your door. It certainly means a lot to the patient.

Sincerely, Gail T, Fort Myers, FL: Patient of SWFUA

 

Life changing situation...

To Whom it May Concern,

Reference is made to the Robotic Prostatectomy that I received on September 17, 2010 at Health Park Medical Center in South Fort Myers.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Omar Benitez, his nurses, assistants, and entire staff for the caring, compassionate and genuine concern given to me during this trying time of my life. I also thank Dr. Charles Briseno, my primary physician, for diligently monitoring all my 'numbers' this year. Of course, the initial response is of shock, fear and worry. Dr. Benitez proceeded to immediately put me at ease and that tone was expressed and carried forward with the entire staff. All initial questions, procedures and possible outcomes were answered and explained completely by each staff member we met with.  Both myself and my wife felt fully informed and with our choice of surgery made, were ready to face this obstacle together.

After many appointments, meetings, exams and reviews, the surgery day was upon us and we entered it with a positive attitude. The Health Park Medical Center staff continued with the caring and understanding attitude that we had been experiencing. The surgery was a complete success and after a two day stay in the hospital, I returned home for further recovery.  We have had several follow up appointments since the surgery and the prognosis is very good.

This life changing situation has been made into a positive experience through the caring, concern and professional practices of Dr. Omar Benitez.  His bed side manner is one of great professionalism and is certainly appreciated. I thank him and his entire staff again for everything they have done for us and would recommend them to anyone facing this type of life challenge.

Sincerely, Robert M, Fort Myers, FL, Patient of SWFUA.

 

 

 

 

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