Allison ‘Wonderful’ Addition

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT

VIERA, FLORIDA – Sandra Coley of Cocoa, 60, can attest to the abilities of Dr. Nathan Allison.

Suffering from liver cancer, she was referred to Allison by her oncologist, Dr. Duff Sprawls, of the Space Coast Cancer Center.

DR. R. DUFF SPRAWLS

“I had gone over to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to talk to them about having surgery there, but after meeting with Dr. Allison in late October, I really liked him and was impressed with his mastery of robotic surgery,” Coley said. “He convinced me to have my surgery done here at Viera Hospital and I was relieved to know that the robotic surgery made it an easier recovery for me and was less-invasive.”

She said what she appreciated the most about Dr. Allison was his level of communication with her about every facet of her operation. “He wasn’t dismissive when I asked questions,” Coley said. “I liked the way he treated me. He didn’t have one foot out the door. He told me the exact way he would do my surgery and made it understandable. He’s the kind of doctor that gives you confidence and it made me not afraid of what was to come.”

She also praised the care she received at Viera Hospital after she underwent removal of the left lobe of her liver by Dr. Allison using minimally invasive technique and the da Vinci robot in November.

“Every single person I dealt with at Viera Hospital was nice to me,” Coley said. “It was very clean and all the rooms are private. The food was excellent and the entire staff understood my concerns and desire to get up and get moving as soon as I could.”

Just five days after her surgery, Coley said she was out of pain and back at home.

“I would tell anyone in a similar situation that you don’t have to travel anywhere for highly specialized cancer surgery.  You can receive excellent care right here in Brevard County from Dr. Allison and Viera Hospital,” she said.

“There is no need to have your family and friends travel great distances when such wonderful people can provide the same, if not better care here. I’m proof of that.  Dr. Allison is truly gifted and a wonderful addition to our medical community.”

To read more about Dr. Allison, click here: http://www.spacecoastmedicine.com/2011/12/young-guns-allison-velarde-bring-surgical-excellence.html