Patient Testimonials

Lynda S. Dougherty, MD, FACS, FASCRS

“Thank you for the excellent treatment from you… the medical treatment met the highest professional standards.  Without reservations, I would recommend… Dr Lynda Dougherty” – Tom G.

“Because of you ... I can introduce myself to people as a “five year cancer survivor.”  Because of your expertise and God’s answering of my prayers…I am here and alive and looking to a long, healthy life…  Thank you from the bottom of my cranky old heart. I STILL pull up my shirt and show people the tiny, tiny little boo boo that your skilled hands left on my tummy.” – Ann L.

“…you are an excellent doctor and I feel fortunate to have found you and that you were my surgeon.  Thanks to your skills, I can enjoy the holidays (and life) without fear of diverticulitis.  The surgery and recovery went better than I ever imagined and I feel great after just three weeks.” – Kathleen M.

“Thank you for taking such good care of me during my three J-pouch surgeries this year….beginning with a terrible Ulcerative Colitis flare unresponsive to all medical treatment just a few weeks after my second baby was born-but you made me feel confident in the surgical treatment and I knew I was in the best of hands.  My three surgeries were all straight forward and complication-free, I know that is because of you and your team… I hope I won’t know anyone who needs a colorectal surgery in the future, but if I do I will definitely give them your name.” – Mollie M.

“I just wanted to give you my heartfelt “Thank you” for giving me a chance with the J-pouch.  You are an incredibly gifted surgeon.  I know recovery will take a while and that there is a chance we haven’t seen the last of the Crohn’s-but for now you have given me this gift of health and freedom.” – Sara Z.

“Thank you … for treating me so nice; your concerns, advice, compassion and excellent work!  My colonoscopy procedure went so very well.” – Thomas P.

“Six weeks ago…our beloved son’s life was saved by God’s use of your knowledge, training, and skillful surgeon’s hands. We thank God for the gifts and talents and impressive abilities He has blessed upon you; and in their use for our son’s successful surgery… We will be forever grateful to you!  We prayed for you at the time… and we still do - so that you can continue to help many others during your career.  Written words fail to express our heartfelt gratitude.  We continue to be amazed and thankful to God and you, for (his) recovery from what seemed a dire situation.” – Don R.

“Thank you for the care you provided to me … I appreciate you taking the time to explain to my husband what you did.  You have been very patient and kind in all your explanations.  I’m grateful for having been treated by someone with your level of knowledge and expertise.” – Maureen C.

“Thank you for being so patient with me doctor. I know I was difficult at times, but your patience and love helped me get well.  You have been awesome.” – Carla C.

 “My wife and I want to thank you for your expert and conscientious care. We thank the Lord that he blessed your capable hands.  We are so happy to report to you that I am feeling well and have no significant issues following the surgery.” – Mike T.

“… we want you to know how blessed we fell to have you as (our son’s) surgeon.  We think you saved his life and ours too in the process.  It has been a long year since his cancer was diagnosed and we are finally starting to breathe again.  We know there are no guarantees with cancer but you and the other specialists have given us the very best chance.  We cannot express our gratitude and admiration adequately.  God bless you.” – David C.

“Thank you so much for fixing me.  I truly believe you have given me my life back.  I’m exceedingly grateful …” – Tori L.

“I would like to thank you for taking care of me for these past three years.  Especially for saving my life during the second surgery.  It has been a joy having (you) as my doctor.” – Ron B.

 “Thank you so much for being in my “life” and “giving me my life back!!”  I’m always giving you prayers and thanks to our Good Lord that you are on this earth and helping people like me every day!!” – Audrey L.

“Three weeks ago, I never could have imagined that I would have a screening colonoscopy, surgery referral, surgery, hospitalization and be well on the road to recovery from stage 1 colon cancer! You and your team helped to make this whole process as easy as possible and I am very grateful to have you as my surgeon.” – Susan G.

 “I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I appreciate your work.  I have been struggling for the past 3 or 4 years with the issues I had.  The surgery has changed and improved my quality of life. THANK YOU!” – Don W.

“You have certainly touched my life when you saved it last July… I’ll be eternally grateful for that.  We never realized how sick I was when we went to the ER but we truly believed that you performed a miracle!” – Helen D.

“Thank you for your patience with me and thank you for your skills.” – Laura D.

“Thank you for your knowledge and expertise during my surgery… I had a speedy recovery with no pain.  I am feeling well. … I appreciate and am grateful for all you did for me.” – Deb W.

“I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful care you gave me. You’re the best. Very professional and very caring” – Aida

“My surgery’s success and my quick recovery are due to your skill and expert care. … you removed a real potential threat to my life, and I am grateful. Thank you!” – Mary C.

 “At my first office visit, I knew you were sent by my guardian angel to perform your skills.  Because of you, I am feeling great with a new lease on life.“ – Joe W.