Oft times when one might opt to write a review, the obligatory checklist comes into play. Writing one for a Surgeon, does not change that dynamic. In Dr. Szerlip's case, the checklist might go as follows: 1-Was he highly recommended? Check. 2-Was he accessible to address one's concerns? Check 3-When he spoke with you did he look into your eyes and actually listen? Check 4-Did he explain all that was entailed with the procedure to be performed? Check 5-Was he crystal clear and explicit in his prognosis and follow up aftercare instructions? Check That's all well and good and I was extremely pleased. No, make that beyond pleased with the entire process from consult to discharge. But here's the thing; the most important thing, at least to this patient: To many of us it's the little things that end up counting the most. Little things that tell us, this is something special, this is for the personal journal. That this (the little things) is not all that common. What were those "little things" that separate the extremely talented surgeon (which he is) from the robotic one (which he most certainly isn't)? It's twofold: 1-Aside from being delighted with how I fared post-op, he seemed to be most excited with the fact that he was able to avoid cutting into my tattoo. I never once mentioned the tat to him and any concern I might have had with it, yet it was important to him that he did everything he could to preserve the integrity of it. Not that it would have mattered as I am still looking for the minimal size cuts he made to perform the procedure..So, what does that tell you? 2-How comforting is it when the Doctor takes the time out of his (or her) busy schedule to personally "look in on you" with a phone call to see that all is well? The answer is simple: Most of us would not know or experience such a comfort, given that the phone calls usually are placed by the staff and/or the surgicenter..So what does that tell you? So, if we combine the "usual" with the "unusual" what do we have? A caring, uber talented professional who genuinely cares about what he does and with whom he does it on. One of a kind Doctor? I think so, or else I wouldn't have taken the time to write this glowing review..Thank you Dr. Szerlip for taking care of my problem and for caring far beyond the "call of duty."