I was 34 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer. I was suddenly transported into another world, one that I did not understand. Mr Elton, and his team, guided me expertly through the most profound and difficult experience of my life. I am now in remission and still under his watchful eye. It is perhaps easy to heap praise upon one’s surgeon after a successful outcome. However, knowing what I do now about my illness, there is no doubt that it was Mr Elton’s technical ability, attention to detail and outright professionalism that contributed enormously to a successful outcome. I will be forever grateful.