I knew that I needed to get a procedure done to remove a large nodule in my neck about 5-6 years ago. I went to see an endocrinologist and had a biopsy done a couple of times that revealed that it was not cancerous. I talked to a naturalist doctor from my church who advised me to place clay on the nodule. However, I kept postponing the surgery and it grew so large over the years that it started pushing my throat to the side and affected my sleeping pattern. I was afraid to see the doctor for this problem because of my heart problems, diabetes, and age, but I was finally convinced to get surgery done. Everything came out excellent and the pathology report indicated that everything was okay. Dr. Livhits did an excellent job. Before the surgery, I told her that I wanted to come out looking good still and didn't want the surgery to leave a visible scar and the dermatologist in the team did a great job with that. Everything went well and I feel good about my experience. Dr. Livhits provides security, confidence, and professionalism. I am very pleased with the surgery and my hospital stay was excellent. The attention and care provided by the anesthesiologist and nurses were excellent as well. They all took very good care of me.
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