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Thyroid Cancer Patient Story

“My experience began when I noticed a large lump in my neck. I had just moved back to Denver and lived near Rose Medical Center so I went to the ER. I spent the day there, having tests and being well taken care of by the knowledgeable doctors and nurses.  

Once the results were in, I was contacted by the staff at Rose and referred to Dr. Kimberly Vanderveen.  They immediately fit me in.  I cannot express how compassionate and helpful Dr. Vanderveen and her staff were. While trying to determine the type of thyroid cancer I had, Dr. Vanderveen brought a pathologist to her office late one afternoon and took several biopsies. The pathologist was there and able to confirm on the spot exactly what type of thyroid cancer I had. Dr. Vanderveen did everything possible to calm my anxieties and fears by providing answers to all the critical questions as quickly as possible. 

"If you are in need of a thyroid surgeon I wholeheartedly, without reservation, recommend Dr. Vanderveen. She is the best there is. I also recommend Rose Medical Center for their surgery center and hospital."

I had numerous tests, procedures, a minor surgery and major surgery at Rose. Everything had a favorable outcome. Everyone who cared for me including the nurses, doctors and surgeons were nothing short of excellent.  I could not have had better care

Dr. Vanderveen is the most skilled and knowledgeable surgeon I believe I could have had. She actually assembled a team of herself plus two other surgeons, as my cancer was extensive. She evaluated my case and considered all scenarios to ensure she was prepared for everything possible during the surgery. It has been two years since my surgery and all follow up tests have been favorable. I am forever grateful to Dr. Vanderveen and the other surgeons involved for saving my life. 

If you are in need of a thyroid surgeon I wholeheartedly, without reservation, recommend Dr. Vanderveen. She is the best there is. I also recommend Rose Medical Center for their surgery center and hospital.”

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