Dear Dr. Mistry, I just wanted to send you this card to thank you for me. My (breast reduction) surgery has changed my life. Before the surgery I was afraid of being out in public. I hated meeting new people and I felt like I stood out in a crowd. Now I walk into the town store or the post office and I don’t feel insecure or scared and people look me in the eyes, which is nice! … I owe my new confidence and better self-esteem all to you. I am so very grateful to you.” -Thank you, R


Thank you for bringing sunshine into my life with this surgery. You are … appreciated- Again, I will always be grateful!” – D.P.


Dear Dr. Mistry, I’m sure you get this all the time, but I just wanted to thank you. I can’t ever begin to tell you how happy I am with my breasts, and life in general, now. I’m so excited for this summer, and I can’t thank you enough. I hope you know how much you have impacted my life and helped me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.” - J.D.


Dr. Mistry, I just wanted to let you know how very much I appreciate all that you have done for me! I feel blessed to have found the perfect doctor for my needs…”with a woman’s touch.” The results have been beyond my expectations, and you made the procedure seem so much easier. Obviously I’ll remember you the rest of my life and smile! Thanks for making such a difference in people’s lives. I will refer everyone I know to you that may inquire with confidence” – Sincerely, K.M.


From the very first appointment, you made me feel completely at ease. You were understanding, compassionate, polite and informative. I felt completely safe in your care. You respected my feelings of physical and psychological discomfort as I dealt with breast cancer. I could not have placed myself in more gifted hands. Thank you for your continued positive influence as I continue my recovery!” – V.L.


Hi Doc! It’s been 10 years since my surgery and I’m happy to report all is NORMAL for me …Just wanted share my thanks to you for your work on my (breast) reconstruction and reduction and wish you the best for the New Year…” - LM


Dear Dr. Mistry, Just wanted to pass on some comments about your care of the child of one of our employees. D.J., one of our employees, wrote to us in Mission Services about the wonderful care her five year old received from you after she was bitten by a dog. She said you were “awesome” and spoke to her daughter “directly and very appropriately” and (were) truly a caring and professional individual. This is the kind of body, mind and spirit care we want all our patients to receive. Sometimes the compliments do not get to the source. I wanted to make sure you know how much your kindness meant to this family” -S. G. VP of Mission Services, St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center


Dear Dr. Mistry, Thank you so much for doing J’s surgery. We know he will appreciate the results! Happy Thanksgiving” -The S. Family


Dear Dr. Mistry, I want you to know …how much I appreciate you. Thank you so much for helping me put my life back together. I will be forever grateful to you for all that you are doing for me and I feel very blessed to be a patient of yours. Thank you again for everything.” –Love, J



Thank you for the wonderful care you provided J. You will never know how much I appreciated you returning my calls so promptly. You made a difficult time in our lives much easier” -Best wishes, L. S.


I can’t express enough gratitude and thankfulness that you were the one to help me heal. Although I am one patient out of your many, I will be eternally grateful for your care”- Thank you! J.B.



Dear Dr. Mistry, …please know that you have made a very bad experience into something that is manageable. We appreciate you, your knowledge and especially those skilled hands! You definitely “chose” the right profession.” Thank you, L. and E. H.




A body whole, complete and beautiful

attacked by a vicious foe.

Pieces severed, removed and discarded,

so life could continue to flow.


A future with hideous scars is endured

more acceptable, by far, than death.

Yet each accidental naked reflection

brings revulsion, denial, loss of breath.


A doctor whose calling is restoration

draws a pattern to rectify and mend.

Like a quilter she cuts and assembles the pieces

creating new blocks for a perfect blend.


The hands of the quilter restructure the whole

emotion and intellect now balanced and stronger.

A body restored, complete and beautiful

avoided reflection necessary no longer.


Presented with a quilt by breast reconstruction patient - C.A.