December 2, 2020
This letter is to commend Dr. Ripley, Head of Surgery, his office personnel, the Surgical Team, and the Wickenburg Community Hospital
On November 19th, 2020, I was scheduled for surgery to remove a cyst on the back right side of my neck that was quite large. Dr. Ripley’s office staff had set things up very efficiently for the surgery after a prior office visit.
On the day of surgery, I reported in as instructed at 6:00 am. I was given a COVID-19 test before surgery which came back negative.I was then taken into the surgical unit, and from that point on I was never left alone. The group on nurses, the anesthesiologist, Dr. Ripley, all were very attentive to my needs and questions and checked with me several times. When I was taken into the surgical room itself, everyone there paid close attention to my proper placement on the gurney, and then seen to it that I was comfortable, and I understood what was to take place.
I was put to sleep; the next waking moment was in recovery with a very understanding nurse at my side. The anesthesiologist, and Dr. Ripley check with me several times to make sure I was okay, and Dr. Ripley informed me that the cyst he removed, was larger than a golf ball. I was amazed that something that size could be contained in my neck. I had put up with the discomfort for over 20 years.
I was extremely pleased with the way all the aspects of my surgery had been very well take care of, a finer group of people could not be found anywhere. Very compassionate, attentive, and concerned with all phases, from beginning to end.
Thank you so much to all of the employees at Wickenburg Specialty Clinic Office, the Surgical Staff, and the Wickenburg Hospital.
I am so pleased with the outcome, everything has gone so well, and I don’t believe that I will have but a very small scar on my neck, if that. And no more discomfort in my neck!
I will be the first to let other people know of the “superior results” from everyone included in my surgery.
Gary D Gilbert / Wickenburg, AZ