This is a small sample of what people are saying about Dr Steve Vasilev:
Quite literally this man saved my life many times over. Through thick and thin he never gave up on me, including expertly performed difficult surgeries to get through my multiply recurrent ovarian cancer over the last 15 years. L.B. (NB Addendum by Dr Vasilev: Unfortunately cancer ultimately claimed her life after 18 years of battling with it. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was one of the most upbeat people I have ever known. She helped many overcome fears of treatment and the disease and was simply a fantastic person. It was an honor to know her and to be her doctor. May she rest in peace.)
DrSteve is an understated, compassionate person. Fourteen years ago after being told a third ovarian cancer surgery (OC) was impossible I was introduced to DrSteve in California by another OC survivor. He thoroughly evaluated my medical history, health, scans and labs and gave me confidence surgery would be successful. DrSteve’s surgery saved my life at that time which allowed me to witness the birth of eight grandchildren through the years. C.J. W
Dr Vasilev’s superior skill is matched by his willingness to spend as long as it takes to explain things, his compassion and great bedside manner. He skillfully carried out very complicated surgery when required and steered me away from it when it was not. The end result is that I’m alive 12 years later, including the ovarian cancer recurrence scare about 6 years ago. Over the past decade he has also introduced integrative natural health guidance into his practice which has made the overall treatment package that he can deliver better than anyone else out there. It has been a blessing and a great privilege to have Dr. Vasilev as my Doctor. Without him, I wouldn’t be here to write this. E.S. S
Dr. Vasilev is the kind of doctor you can trust with your life. In September 2006 I was told I had a very aggressive form of ovarian cancer and six months to live. My husband and I were overwhelmed, confused, terrified, and seeking a cure for my ovarian cancer. Then we met Dr. Vasilev, and we have never looked back. Doctor Vasilev immediately put our minds at rest, he gave us a direction, introduced us to all our options and guided us through the decision making process making himself available through office visits, emails, and phone calls to answer all our questions. Doctor Vasilev has seen us through six recurrences in eight years. Each time he has been innovative in his way of thinking, and applies his arsenal of knowledge in developing his treatment plans. He integrates western and alternative medicine using the best of both to ensure that his patients handle their diagnosis with the best possible care and whenever possible, that they recover healthier, wiser, and better informed than before their diagnosis. I wish that every cancer patient could have a Dr. Vasilev in their corner. M P
Dr. V was the only physician with a different approach to my diagnosis in the beginning, and I trusted him. Thank you for your constant guidance over the past 7 years. You have supported me with difficult chemo choices (going off Kaiser protocol for Avastin ’08) and choosing ‘outside the box’ therapies. You have performed difficult surgeries and continue to support me in pursuing additional therapies needed to keep me going on this journey. And my family….we are constantly reassured to have you by our side. E D
I am a 48 year old mother and a 2x Cervical Cancer survivor. I have been in full remission for 14 years after distant recurrence. I am so grateful for my life today and I attribute my amazing and fulfilled life to Dr. Steven Vasilev. He was so instrumental in the success of my radical hysterectomy done laparoscopically and has been by my side every single step of the way for all these years. I am always able to rely on him for anything I need to maintain a cancer free lifestyle. His knowledge, understanding and expertise on all facets of clinical trials, current chemotherapy drugs as well as his resources and knowledge of Eastern vs. Western medicine has been astounding and well respected. To have Dr. Vasilev as part of my continued excellent health is beyond what I could have imagined when I was originally diagnosed. He proves over and over again how very fortunate I am every day to be living life to the fullest, cancer free! A R
If you are patient and would like to contribute to this compendium, please let me know. I would be honored, but mostly this helps patients when they know there have been many successes they can model. Note only initials are used to enhance privacy. These testimonials were written by and explicitly authorized for such use by the patients summarized above.