Dr. St. John is the rare type of surgeon who possesses both exceptional skill in the operating room and an extraordinary capacity for empathy and kindness beyond it. When we talked, she truly listened, and her entire team treated me with kindness and respect. When I was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, they went above and beyond to prioritize my case and keep lines of communication open as I coordinated a cross-country trip for my surgery. Thanks to the dedication of Dr. St. John and her team, I can eat, speak, smile and laugh with almost no impairment – an outcome that was not expected based on my diagnosis. I will be forever grateful to them for accepting my case and providing me with some of the best care I have received in over twenty years of cancer treatment.