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Below are some recent endorsements from a few of our patients. First of all, each testimonial shares a personal story about our patients results with the Ansanelli co2 laser technique. Our patient's testimonials show how pleased they have been with their results and Laser Breast Cancer Surgery. Each testimonial points out how much our patients prefer Laser breast cancer surgery compared to common methods. When given a choice between common surgical procedures (knife, electric cautery, and plasma kinetic cautery) and the co2 laser technique, they prefer Laser Breast Cancer Surgery.

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I am currently a patient of Dr. Vincent Ansanelli. He was recommended to me by my boss at the time whose wife had Laser done for breast cancer. Her first doctor suggested removing her breast and she then went to Dr. Ansanelli and he saved her breast. It is over 10 years and she is doing wonderful and now lives in Florida. I was told I had microcalcifications in my breast and was told to have them removed because they could lead to cancer. I went to Dr. Asnanelli and after few visits, it was decided that I should have them removed. Dr. Ansanelli suggested that I have the Laser surgery. I had the surgery in his office and within two weeks I was back at work and resumed all normal activities. The pain was very minimal and I have to really look close to see where the surgery was. It healed so well.

I visited the office several years and had my normal check ups and everything was going fine. Then in 2011, the Doctor advised that he felt a lump in my breast. He suggested I go for a sonogram. I had it done, however, it did not show up. I went to several more visits and Dr. Ansanelli advised he still felt the lump. We talked it over and decided to have it removed to make sure everything was okay. I had the Laser Surgery again in his office and everything went well. The tumor was removed and it was non-cancerous. The recovery time was wonderful again and the pain minimal.

I thank God every day for my boss recommending Dr. Ansanelli. He is very thoughtful easy to talk to and I always feel confident in all he advises. I would recommend Laser surgery to all women who have to go through surgery. I heard so many horror stories about how women suffered after having normal surgeries on their breast. In this modern age of technology, you would think that all surgeons would be using Laser Surgery to help their patients have an easier and faster recovery. I hope the medical field will take a closer look at what Dr. Ansanelli is doing for his patients and realize that Laser surgery is the way to proceed for all breast surgeries.

I would encourage any woman to investigate this opportunity to have laser surgery in contrast to conventional surgery. I am glad I did.

 


Laser Surgery was a wonderful alternative to traditional surgery. The recovery was amazingly easy and virtually pain-free. Highly recommended by a low pain tolerance patient!! (chicken)
I couldn’t have been in more capable hands!!


The doctor I had before insisted having my right breast removed and then having both chemo and radiation treatments. You, however, suggested lumpectomy and radiation treatment only.

I'm so very glad we made the decision based on your advice in year 2008. This is the 5th year I'm cancer free. I can't thank you enough for your top notch professionalism and skills. What touched me most is your care and concern for your patients. According to my past experiences, you are the only doctor who called and asked about my conditions and recoveries. It meant a lot to me!

I hope your unparalleled professionalism with a personal touch will continue to bring blessings to other women who are going through breast cancer.


My name is J T and I have been seeing Dr. Ansanelli for over 10 years. I can truly testify that laser breast surgery is the only way to go. It's less painful and you heal much faster that the traditional method. Dr. Ansanelli is a gentle and caring doctor and I wish all women who are faced with the challenge of choosing a doctor to provide services for breast disease, can experience the care and concern he shows to each and every patient.

I can personally say that I had to undergo three lumpectomies, and all were by laser, and all by Dr. Ansanelli. As long as I have the opportunity to have Dr. Ansanelli as my doctor, I am confident that he will sincerely do everything in his power to make me feel safe and worry free.

Very truly yours,


December 1989, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Fortunately I knew a nurse who worked at Glen Cove Hospital in my town. I asked if she could recommend a surgeon to me; she gave me Dr. Vincent Ansanelli who perfromed breast surgery using laser. She said her work load had included those patients whom Dr. Ansanelli operated on using laser surgery and they did very well; much better than who had mastectomies with the traditional surgical interventions.

Thankfully, I went to him. He performed laser surgery, something that was unfamiliar. I was so very frightened; a diagnosis of breast cancer in those days was usually a death sentence. Wonderful, that’s how I reply when asked about laser surgical experience. I had so little pain, unlike the horror stories most of us hear about conventional surgery. No pain medication, less anesthesia. I had no arm swelling and when allowed, my fingers could "walk-up-the wall", I had FULL EXTENSION of my arm, no painful therapy. Putting in the IV needle for the surgery hurt more that the surgery itself!
Why?..why don’t more physicians opt for laser surgery I asked. Dr. Ansanelli replied "There is much more training involved. IT's additional
additional commitment of returning to study an additional surgical procedure; it can't be done in a weekend seminar". Someone also said " if as many men got testicular cancer as women get breast cancer, more doctors would go back for the training."

I tell anyone I can, "please opt for laser surgery." Thank God I did-I have never looked back!

In 2006 I had a second laser breast surgery to remove a mass; it was noncancerous. Again, I was thankful that I chose the option of laser surgery. This time it was done in the doctor's surgicenter at the office with local anesthesia. IT was also explained to me- a cell has a less chance of escaping and invading the body when surgery is performed by laser.

I am very fortunate to have had the experience of laser surgery and the great results I am living. Every patient should have the option of either type of surgery by every doctor.

I am here, writing this letter because of the incredible dedication my surgeon has made to improving the lives of others.


In 2000, I discovered a lump in my breast and my Mother saw an article in the newspaper about Dr. Ansanelli who did laser breast surgery. I called his office and made an appointment. I scheduled a date for surgery. It was not a frightening experience because Dr. Ansanelli did the lumpectomy in his surgical suite in Plainview, NY office versus going to the hospital where you can pick-up an infection. After surgery, you wake up from a local anesthesia and you get off the operating table and walk to the recovery room, where they give you a glass of water and a Tylenol iff needed. You stay there until you are ready to get dressed and walk out of his office.

After 12 yrs I felt a lump in the same breast and location that I had removed in 2001. This past June 2013, I called Dr. Ansanelli office and made an appointment. After Dr. Ansanelli's examination, I was scheduled to have surgery in July 2013 to remove a cancerous legion. Dr. Ansanelli was able to go into the same incision that I had from my 2001 surgery and performed a partial mastectomy. At the same time, he was able to do some reconstruction work, leaving no visible deformity.

I would not trust or feel comfortable with any other Breast Surgeon than Dr. Ansanelli. His surgical team Is friendly, professional and they maked you fell calm and relaxed while they explain everything they are going to do before the surgery as well as Dr. Ansanelli.
My mother was not fortunate enough to have Dr. Ansanelli do her breast surgery in 2000 when she had a mastectomy. Thank God my mother saw the article in the newspaper about Dr. Ansanelli and that he did laser surgery, so I could have the good fortune to have my breast cancer removed by laser. Nobody can believe that I had breast surgery in July and that I feel great with no pain or discomfort. As a matter of fact, I went to lunch after the surgery and was able to drive the following day. I also was back to work in a weeks time. I just cannot praise Dr. Ansanelli and the use of his laser enough.

If you have breast cancer, I would highly recommend Dr. Ansanelli and laser surger, it is just amazing


This is the second time I have come to Dr. Ansanelli to perform a lumpectomy on me. He is a gentle compassionate man and a wonderful doctor. He is also very knowledgeable and skillful and has done a wonderful job on both surgeries. He is extremely careful not to leave the patient scarred. I have barely a shadow of a scar on my breast from my first surgery., only I know about it. The second surgery was done in the middle, so there will be not a scar. More importantly, Dr. Ansanelli removes exactly what needs to be removed. Because he uses the laser it is less invasive and less painful. healing time is faster. The whole experience is much less traumatic and very successful. I strongly recommend the use lasers for this type of surgery compared to the more traditional type of surgery.


Just a quick note to say thank you for the exceptional care and concern extended me during my visit to your office for the procedure on February 4th of this year. I was indeed a bit nervous with all that needed to be done and especially travelling alone. Funny though I didnt feel alone at all. You all helped to make what could have been quite uncomforatble and difficul, almost warm and continue to bless you, keep and smile favorably upon you.


A poem of Hope
If ever you're faced with a diagnosis of Breast Cancer, Don’t despair there is an answer. Dr. Vincent Ansanelli, a pioneer on breast laser, His laser technique and outcome will be sure to amaze ya
I know how deformed I could have been, If not for Dr. Ansanelli's skill my results would have looked dim
Because of his ability, there is minimal scarring and pain
Too bad there aren't others to continue his reign. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention his kind manner and caring, At such a time words and gestures are very endearing.
So on behalf of all the women, he has "touched" Thank you! Thank you! Ever so much


I am Tammy, a 48yr old woman who two yrs ago went for my yearly mammogram. I was shocked to find out I had breast cancer. Since this was all new to me, I immediately started searching online for doctors and treatment options. All of the doctors and treatments were basically the same except for one doctor who stood out to me and that was Dr. Ansanelli. Besides the breast cancer, I also had other medical problems as I use a wheelchair. Because of my past medical history, I cannot have general anesthesia. I knew I had to have surgery to get rid of the breast cancer but I didn't know how to do it safely. I read online about laser surgery and it sounded perfect for me. But usually, when something sounds too good to be true, it is. I immediately met with Dr. Ansanelli. I had met with many doctors in my lifetime but never anyone like Dr. Ansanelli that I made an appointment for surgery for the next week. I was so scared to have the surgery not knowing how I was going to push my wheelchair and walk with crutches after surgery as well as take care of my 9-year-old son. The day of surgery I went to Dr. Ansanelli's office and met with the anesthesiologist who also was very reassuring. The whole atmosphere was so nice being inn an office setting instead of being in a hospital; I almost forgot I was there for surgery. After the surgery was over, I immediately woke up and didn't feel sleepy like when you have general anesthesia. I was wide awake and stayed in the recovery room for about 30 minutes. Then I got dressed and walked out of the recovery room using crutches.

I was so nervous to use the crutches right after surgery but I had no problems using my arms. I could not believe I just had a double mastectomy and was walking with crutches and pushing my wheelchair. It was amazing to have surgery like that and not have pain. If I would have had this surgery done the traditional way and in a hospital, it would have been a disaster and I probably would not be here to talk about it today. It is so nice to be able to go home and not have a hospital stay after surgery. Two days after surgery, I took a three-hour train ride to get back home. I even took my son and his friend on a 25-hour train ride to Disney two weeks after my surgery. I had no problem or pain pushing my wheelchair all over Disney. The recovery I made would not have been possible without Dr. Ansanelli and his laser surgery. I cannot say enough good about Dr. Ansanelli; the world needs more caring people like him. Dr. Ansanelli and his laser surgery saved my life. I could never thank him enough for what he has done for me.


Hi, my name is Dawn, I am 41 yrs old. Both my mom and I have been patients of Dr. Ansanelli for many years. My mother underwent a mastectomy, and I have undergone surgical procedures myself. We are both very fortunate of having the feeling of security, compassion, knowledge as well as professionalism with Dr. Ansanelli. Dr. Ansanelli performed my surgery using a laser and my outcome was fabulous. My pain was minimal and the scar is sometimes is even hard to find. My recovery time was so quick, that I almost needed to remind myself that I had surgery. If I ever need another such surgery I not only will find comfort in Dr. Ansanelli performing it but also with him using his laser technique.


I am writing in profound gratitude and appreciation for the ground-breaking work of Dr. Vincent Ansanelli and his wonderful, supportive staff. I am 46 years old and had a mastectomy in November 2012 performed by Dr. Ansanelli, due to a diagnosis of advanced breast cancer. From my initial visit with Dr. Ansanelli, I found him to be extraordinarily kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. (To this day my husband refers to the Doctor as "Saint Ansanelli!) Although I was truly upset about and afraid of having to go through a mastectomy, we trusted Dr. Ansanelli straight away do to his tremendous amount of experience and great kindness. We knew that I would be in very good hands. Dr. Ansanelli, while being direct about his serious concerns for my health, is one of the very few doctors who acknowledged that the prospect of a mastectomy was difficult, thereby offering the emotional awareness and connectedness one hopes for in a doctor, but so rarely receives.

The laser breast surgery technique that Dr. Ansanelli has developed is truly revolutionary. The fact that the procedure was performed with a laser, as an outpatient in the Doctor's surgical suite, without the use of general anesthetic meant that the recovery time was much faster and the pain less. My husband and I stayed in a hotel near Dr. Ansanelli's office. We were very comfortable there, without all the noise, hubbub and bad food one gets in a hospital, and although this sounds hard to believe, it was a very restful and rejuvenating time for us, even as I was recovering from the surgery. I did take it easy, but I was able to go for a short walk and enjoy watching movies with my husband the very same day as the surgery. I was in very little pain after the procedure and only took Advil for a day or two. Also, there was very little drainage from the surgery site. When my medical oncologist in Maryland saw the incision 2 weeks later she couldn't believe how good it looked. There was no bruising and the scar was healing very nicely. Moreover, I did not experience any lymphedema from the surgery, helping me to a full recovery without multiple other concerns and difficulties.

The day after the surgery when Dr. Ansanelli examined me, he again helped with the emotional impact of losing a breast. I had not yet undone the bandages as I was afraid to look. I was also afraid for my husband to see how I would look. Dr. Ansanelli helped me to overcome these fears by having my husband present when the bandages were removed, thereby avoiding all the drama I was attaching to that moment. We were both very surprised at the beautiful cosmetic job that he had done, carefully leaving me with some shape to the remaining tissue that will make a reconstruction easier once I am cleared to do that.

This procedure and the doctor that created it are so very special. I can only hope that it Dr. Ansanelli's laser technique will become available to more women to save them much of the trauma and discomfort associated with lumpectomies and mastectomies. One wishes for the day when laser breast cancer surgery is the standard of care. So many women are suffering to a much greater degree than necessary with conventional surgery.

Finally, it is difficult to express the level of gratitude I feel towards Dr. Ansanelli and staff. I can only say thank you and send much love and blessings to you all. And the prayer that this wonderful technique will spread far and wide.

Very truly yours,


When in June of 2003 a lump was detected in my right breast requiring surgical removal, there was no question in my mind as to which surgeon I would choose for the procedure. Dr. Vincent Ansanelli, a breast disease specialist recommended by a co-worker as a pioneer in the utilization of laser surgery, had previously operated on my mother who had a complex case of breast cancer. My family was extremely impressed with the entire laser surgical process and outcome, from the comfort of having the surgery performed in an office environment with an anesthesiologist and surgical nurse on site (as is the case with the majority of patients), as opposed to the factory-like setting of a hospital, to the quick and virtually pain-free recovery my mother experienced due to the use of the laser versus the scalpel.

My own experience with Dr. Ansanelli, a compassionate and skillful surgeon, produced equally satisfying results.

Following my surgery, I was up and about almost immediately, with only minor discomfort and minimal bleeding, and was able to return to work the next day.

Now ten years later, a breast cancer survivor and in food health, I always tout the advantages of laser surgery and have recommended Dr. Ansanelli to friends and co-workers, who after their surgery praised how fortunate they were to have learned of the benefits accompanying laser surgery.

In my opinion, laser surgery for the breast is far more beneficial and preferable to traditional “scalpel” surgery and there is a need for a wider base of available surgeons knowledgeable and skilled with the laser surgery technique.


Dear Doctor Ansanelli and staff,

I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my cancer removal. From the very first phone call with Alexandra who understood my feelings to waking up and walking home from your office after surgery and now, eight months later. I can't brag enough about how lucky I am and one of the few women in the world who has had the pleasure of being under the care you.

I originally was diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS seven years earlier. At the time I got the opinion of two surgeons who both suggested removal of the whole breast along with chemo, radiation. I was more confused and defiant after going to the library, going to the bookstore, reading up on the internet that Stage 0 is "non-invasive" "precancerous" and the more I read the more I was convinced it would never amount to anything ever. I became a health nut and still read up every single day on the Internet one article or another on cancer or healthy living, etc.

So, seven years later, last January when I used a bar of soap instead of liquid soap I rolled over a lump under my arm. I kind of knew it might not just be a cyst. I poked around, looked a lot at it, read up on lumps and figured I better check it out. The creepiest part was that there was a small scar right next to it. Nobody is going to tell me otherwise but that has to be where the core needle biopsy was where they determined I had stage o. I've done enough reading through these years since to know that when they do take biopsies that there is a thing called seeding where the cells spread from needles coming out. This is not a needle but a tube as thick as pencil lead. By the way, when they took my needle core biopsy they must have taken at least ten mammograms.

The women’s center in West Islip where I was diagnosed with real cancer this time in February was just as creepy. They have brochures in there bragging about the low-dose mammogram machines they offer since people are becoming more aware of getting cancer just by checking for cancer.
So after being diagnosed by way of fine needle aspiration as having cancer under my arm they immediately called me and wanted me to contact a surgeon and oncologist. I asked why two doctors and she said for the chemotherapy. I was thinking to myself I don't want chemo but didn't tell her. Then she also said in the meantime I could make an appointment for an MRI too. Now I'm thinking if they know it's cancer and I had also reluctantly had a mammogram right after the sonogram why do I need more procedures?

I never went back or called them either. I instead called this Dr. Linchitz in Glen Cove who I remembered from a conversation with a worker at the Vitamin Shoppe years earlier he had cured himself of cancer. Anyway, they didn't have surgeons but recommended you. And the rest is history. I never knew so very few surgeons even perform laser on breasts which are totally ridiculous not to. The laser is done routinely on so many other organs so it makes perfect sense to not do overkill and disfigure our womanhood if need not be.

I'm always bragging about you and strangely I haven't met anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer to insist upon your magical hands to help them. Your staff is the coolest discreet calming crew you could wish for. I always feel so fortunate that I didn't have to travel half way across America or the world to see you. Things work out in the end after all because especially for me who feels so strongly about drugs and radiation I never even knew that a laser beam could be out there for us. My recovery was instinctive. I knew that this was a serious piece of tissue taken out.

To all the ladies reading this, I had a half-inch lymph node taken out along with the main little tumor four inches away so I have one nice curved scar. I had an uneventful recovery. Like Dr. Ansanelli says just because it goes smoothly doesn't mean you have to forget this was a major surgery. In my case it turned to be Stage two which has five-year survival rate is 75 - 85%. I'm aware of that but I still believe that those women who succumb to metastasis and die are because of blood spread, seeding, immunity lost from poison in the blood (chemo) and scarring and burning tissue (radiation) plus the psychological effect (stress). My first visit to his office a patient in there was telling me how he's the best and it's true. I can speak on behalf of all the women who he helped that we are part of his longstanding fan club. You have nothing to fear and only bragging rights to spread.

Sincerely,


Hello,

My name is Norma. Thank you for taking the time to learn how the compassion and care of a brilliant doctor has saved my life, time and time again over the course of thirty-two (32) years. I would also like to thank Alexandra Ansanelli for allowing me tell my story! I have been a patient of Dr. Vincent Ansanelli Jr. since 1981. I was referred to him by another well renowned physician Dr. Robert Goldstein my general practitioner.
After evaluating my options I decided to go see Dr. Ansanelli in March of 1981. On that day the angels were smiling upon me! He took a needle biopsy, which came back positive. Immediately after this discovery I had my first surgical procedure in the hospital, which was very painful and took a long time to heal (at the time laser was not very popular with clinicians or patients). Soon after the procedure I went for a follow-up consultation where Dr. Ansanelli asked me if I would like to go for radiation therapy. I asked if it was my choice to get therapy, which at that time he replied, “yes of course.” I respectfully declined.

Throughout the next eighteen (18) years I went for regular check-ups with Dr. Ansanelli examining me thoroughly and accurately! Then in 1999 he felt something under the scar tissue. He took another needle biopsy, which came back negative. Dr. Ansanelli wasn’t satisfied with the results so he took a second biopsy. Again it came back negative although, he still wasn’t completely convinced.
He called me into his office on March 13th, 19999 to speak to me in great detail about his suspicions of the results. Dr. Ansanelli did not want to take any chances as he told me “if you were family I would say lets operate right away,” we decided that was the best choice and scheduled surgery for the following week. This time a laser procedure was available in the office, which was much less painful and needed no healing time.
After the surgery the lab found that there were in fact cancerous cells and more tissue would need to be removed. At this point there was no more breast tissue in my right breast. A year later it was filled with muscle from my stomach; the whole procedure was done by laser. There was no pain and I was able to continue my normal routine hassle free. A week later I was in Florida able go to enjoy the water and its surroundings forgetting that I had surgery a week before.

Almost ten (10) years later in 2008; still continuing my regular check-ups I went to a radiologist Dr. Grappel to get an ultrasound and mammography taken. He found something suspicious and sent the results to Dr. Ansanelli. Just by looking at the images he was able to pinpoint the cancer and once again scheduled me immediately for surgery because he knew that this was a fast growing type of cancer. Gratefully he was able to catch everything and five (5) years later I am happy and healthy as ever! Thank you Dr. Ansanelli if it had not been for you I would not be here today!
Very truly yours,


I am hoping that this acknowledgment of Dr. Vincent Ansanelli’s fine work will assist others searching for a safe alternative to the standard surgical procedures for breast cancer. Diagnosed two years ago, I remember an article I had read describing laser surgery for breast cancer. I went on the Internet and came across Dr. Ansanelli’s website which allowed me to contact him, which I did and I received an almost immediate response. I made an appointment to consult with Dr. Ansanelli. I found him to be caring, nurturing, willing to answer all of my questions and determined to educate the patient totally regarding the procedure. Dr. Ansanelli efficiently removed a high-grade tumor using a high-powered light service laser beam. The actual procedure didn’t take very long and was painless. The healing process was negligible. I was at work the next day – no bleeding, no swelling, and no pain. The laser process actually seals the area around the site to prevent cells from traveling. I just visited Dr. Ansanelli’s office for a follow-up and all is well. That has prompted me to share this experience with others. I feel very encouraged that the procedure Dr. Ansanelli performed was the best choice for me to make. In my book he is Superman.


I only have high praise for Dr. Ansanelli. I knew he was special when worked with me, but seeing all these other doctors only confirmed how unique Dr. Ansanelli is. He’s compassionate and truly loves people and we were never rushed in our discussions with him. The surgery itself was amazing enough. He managed to save my breast and I didn’t even need a pain pill afterwards! I only hope that he can find other doctors to train in laser surgery, because in my opinion it’s the only way to go.

Thank you, Dr. Ansanelli


Dear Dr. Ansanelli, Alexandra and Staff, I can never thank you enough for saving me. I am forever grateful.


Before saying tha you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an exceptional human being. Thank you so very much for your excellent care, treatment and support. I truly appreciate your expertise and concern for me over the past month.


Before saying thaT you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an exceptional human being. Thank you so very much for your excellent care, treatment and support. I truly appreciate your expertise and concern for me over the past month.


Dear Dr. Ansanelli and Staff, A Christmas New Year wish to an office filled with miracles. Wishing you all- a good health and strength eternally. Long life for eternity. Luck and miracles, continuously. Prosperity, boundlessly. Peace. Forever. Love always and Happiness and joy unendingly. WIshing you and your family a happiest New Year with many miracles and blessings. With much of my unconditional appreciation.


First let me thank you for saving the life of my daughter, D.G. She is doing very well now thanks to you. I read Ezekeil Emmanuel's article "Are Hospitals Obsolete" in the April 26 New York Times. This is one you should read if you haven't. At the bottom of the article is a short bio on Dr. Emmanuel which is interesting. Ezekiel is a partner at Oak HC/FT, a healthcare investment company. I hope that you can convince Ezekiel is a partner at Oak HC/FT, to invest in the very important work that you are doing. Surely, the development of a teaching facility for Co2 Laser Breast Cancer Surgery is a good investment, since there is no competition and the demand for your services is growing. The company could build other facilities for your important work in other countries where they would be well received. Maybe you have already pursued finding investors, but I worry time is running out to preserve the expertise that you have developed. As I pray for my daughter's full recovery from cancer, I also pray for your success. God Bless you.


I'm very glad that I made the decision to opt for laser surgery instead of an evasive needle core biopsy which, could have spread any cancer cells I may have had, throughout my body. To my relief everything was negative. I wish there were more doctors doing this. Dr. Ansanelli and his staff are one of a kind. They were so caring and professional. Everything healed perfectly and I would do this again if I ever needed it. Highly recommended!


Prior to my breast cancer diagnosis, I had had almost no experience with the medical system. I am 53 years old and have been blessed with good health until recently. Fortunately, my husband found a breast cancer survivor discussion board where women were sharing the positive experiences they had had with Dr. Ansanelli, his CO2 laser technique, and his kind and professional staff. I am so grateful that I was able to have my surgery done by Dr. Ansanelli. In the last 3 days since my mastectomy, I have taken only 2 extra strength tylenol and a few doses of Arnica Montana. I am able to work and function almost normally. I have to remind myself not to use my left arm (doctor's orders) because it feels almost normal. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, I hope that you will explore this option.


The doctor I had before insisted having my right breast removed and then having both chemo and radiation treatments. You, however, suggested lumpectomy and radiation treatment only.I'm so very glad we made the decision based on your advice in year 2008. This is the 5th year I'm cancer free. I can't thank you enough for your top-notch professionalism and skills. What touched me most is your care and concern for your patients. According to my past experiences, you are the only doctor who called and asked about my conditions and recoveries. It meant a lot to me! I hope your unparalleled professionalism with a personal touch will continue to bring blessings to other women who are going through breast cancer.


December 1989, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Fortunately, I knew a nurse who worked at Glen Cove Hospital in my town. I asked if she could recommend a surgeon to me; she gave me Dr. Vincent Ansanelli who performed breast surgery using laser. She said her workload had included those patients whom Dr. Ansanelli operated on using laser surgery and they did very well; much better than who had mastectomies with the traditional surgical interventions. Thankfully, I went to him. He performed laser surgery, something that was unfamiliar. I was so very frightened; a diagnosis of breast cancer in those days was usually a death sentence. Wonderful, that’s how I reply when asked about laser surgical experience. I had so little pain, unlike the horror stories most of us hear about the conventional surgery. No pain medication, less anesthesia. I had no arm swelling and when allowed, my fingers could "walk-up-the wall", I had FULL EXTENSION of my arm, no painful therapy. Putting in the IV needle for the surgery hurt more than the surgery itself! Why?..why don’t more physicians opt for laser surgery I asked. Dr. Ansanelli replied "There is much more training involved. IT's additional commitment of returning to study an additional surgical procedure; it can't be done in a weekend seminar". Someone also said, " if as many men got testicular cancer as women get breast cancer, more doctors would go back for the training." I tell anyone I can, "please opt for laser surgery." Thank God I did-I have never looked back! I am very fortunate to have had the experience of laser surgery and the great results I am living. Every patient should have the option of either type of surgery by every doctor.


I want to thank you form the bottom of my heart for your experience and care in the treatment of breast laser surgery. In 1992 you removed a sold tumor form my right breast and again in May 2015, a solid tumor and calcifications in the left. Thank God they were both benign. May God give you many more productive years and keep you in good health. God Bless you! A thank you to your friendly staff and nurses who assisted you. With Respect and love.


Thank you for saving my life and my breast. Thank you for working so hard. Thank you for eliminating the pain and my suffering from my life. Thank you for eliminating fear and fright. Thank you for being there for me and for being who you are. Thank you all for giving me a second chance at life. May all of you be blessed with long life in good health.


 
 
 
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