Markowski received a phone call from Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute the day after her gynecologist referred her, and she was scheduled for an appointment the following week.
At her first appointment, she met with M. Bijoy Thomas, MD, Chief, Gynecologic Oncology at Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, who made her feel relieved from the minute he walked through the door.
“Dr. Thomas and his nursing staff put me at ease from the very beginning of my appointment,” Markowski says. “They made me feel like I was a part of their family, and that they would take care of me as if I was their mother or sister.”
Thomas recommended a robotic hysterectomy and scheduled the procedure for less than a week after Markowski’s first appointment.
“I couldn’t believe how quickly I was able to get my surgery. Even though I was diagnosed with an early-stage cancer, I didn’t want to wait and worry it would get worse,” Markowski says. “Dr. Thomas knew that and told me no matter what, he would get me in the operating room.”