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Adnoidcystic Carcinoma

Dear Dr Danner,

Back in January you diagnosed me with reoccurring Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.  At the time you told me that I would lose the nerves in my face.  This distressed me greatly.  Right before going into the operating room you once again told me I would more than likely lose the nerves.  Well the genius that you are you stopped removing tumor because it was in the nerves.  It is a slow growing tumor and we would do radiation and hope for the best.  Well here it is 7 years later and the tumor has not grown.  There is a hearing aid out called the BAHA.  Because you saved the nerves I am going to receive this hearing aid.

I just wanted to write to you and Thank You so very much for being so concerned for me and my feelings.  I am now going to be able to hear again!!!  I just think you are the BEST DOCTOR there ever was or will be! I wish more doctors were like you!

Very sincerely,


Successful Cochlear Implant

Dear Dr Danner,

Sincere appreciation for your compassionate spirit and caring manner in handling my surgery and recovery.  I praise God for the marvelous success of my cochlear implant and leading me to His chosen physician to perform the miraculous procedure.  I have prayed 34 years for God to bring healing to my ears and I am in awe that He has answered my prayers in a way I could not have ever imagined! May the Lord continue to bless you as you faithfully use the skills and gifted abilities He created you with to bring healing to patients.

With a grateful heart,


Accurate Diagnosis

Dear Dr Danner,

I just wanted to thank you again and let you know how grateful I am to be able to hear so well.  Your diagnosis was quick and accurate.  I truly appreciate your knowledge and skills and how lucky for me you were able to remove the cholesteatoma and rebuild what was necessary all in one surgery.

I had a wonderful summer with our grandchildren and family.  We had numerous get togethers and it was much easier to follow the conversations.  I can hear on the phone again with my left ear and that too is a blessing.

Best of wishes to you, your family, practice and patients.  God bless.



Easier Hearing and Understanding

Dear Dr. Danner,

I wanted to take the time to say how very much I appreciate the difference in my hearing since my recent tympanoplasty surgery.

I have suffered with hearing problems since I was a child... it made my school days more difficult to learn and my career in sales a daily struggle to communicate.  I have worn hearing aids since the seventies.

At 71 years of age I can finally enjoy the world around me with a great sense of ease and without straining to hear and understand.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for brightening my world.  I wish you continued success... which I know you will enjoy ... and best wishes to you and your family.  May God keep you all in his care.

Look forward to seeing you again.  Thank you for being so caring and dedicated.


I Can Hear

Dear Dr Bartels,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I can hear!  After seven years with a hearing aid, I had not even imagined that my hearing might ever be restored.  I had assumed that my hearing would continue to decline and hearing aids would need to become more powerful.

When I learned that a stapedectomy would "fix" the problem in my ear, I thought it was too good to be true.

But here I am... three weeks after the surgery... hearing beautifully with no hearing aid.  To me, it's a miracle.  Most of all I'm happy for my family... my husband, children and grandchildren.  I hear them now... the first time.  They were wonderfully understanding and patient with me before, repeating so many times... but I'm grateful that I no longer need to impose on their patience in that way.

Through your skillful surgery, you have blessed our whole family.  What a grand way to begin the New Year!



Restoring Balance

Dear Dr Bartels,

Sometimes in our hectic busy life we forget to sit down and thank those people who make our lives better in some small and large ways.  You have accomplished both for our family recently with your wonderful and professional surgical talent and understanding of people.

In a small way, your kindness and understanding of your patient's situation is beyond approach.  You treated my wife like she was your own family, and thus from her first visit to your office was very positive about having the surgery she needed accomplished without any fear or concern of the outcome.

Of course the large accomplishments we really don't have any idea about, because you performed them in the operating room! But we do know the results, and they have been outstanding for my wife! As you know by her last visit, she had not driven yet.  Since the family has given her the nickname "Roadrunner" over the years because of the way she racks up the miles on her car, we were concerned she did not want to drive after the surgery. Well, those concerns are behind us now, she is driving and doing all the things she did prior to surgery.

My daughters, my wife and I sincerely "Thank You" for you professionalism, talent and sincere desire to want to assist people with problems such as my wife.  Her balance problems are near perfect now and we are sure they will continue to improve with each day.  But most of all, thank you for being such a wonderful and outstanding person! God Bless.

With sincere gratitude and respect,


2 Years Out

Dear Dr Bartels,

It's been 2 years as of August since my Acoustic Neuroma surgery.  My family and I are still in awe of what you did for me.  I've been to at least six doctors since my surgery and they can't believe I'm doing this well.  I think I'm Dr B.'s Acoustic Neuroma post child, he is truly amazed at how well I'm doing.  I feel like I owe my life to you, and I'm still grateful for your skill as a surgeon.



Acoustic Neuroma

Dear Dr Bartels,

It gave me great comfort to read the wonderful letters from your patients that you have in the waiting room.  It was Wednesday, the day before my surgery for removal of an acoustic neuroma.  I knew that I wanted also to add a few words of encouragement for your future patients.  The prospect is scary and the procedure appears daunting but in your very capable and especially caring hands with your wonderful bedside manner, it all went very well.

I'm making progress daily, just not ready to take on the world yet, unless it can be done in 20 minutes or less.  I have been blessed, once again, especially during this Thanksgiving season.  My best wishes to you and your entire staff for a wonderful holiday season.

I also wanted to mention, in closing, that the anesthesiologist was most competent and kind and he told me his name, more than once.  I cannot remember it, but let's attribute it to the gas!




To Dr Danner,

Many sincere thanks for the nice detailed and "TLC" touch you gave me by phone.  "All" the family are so grateful for your time, talents and tenderness you displayed even on the phone in helping us with C's dizziness!

Already he is feeling better and plans to return to school today!  We will look forward to your evaluation and care for C.

I thank and praise the Lord for putting us in your care! As I say -- there are no per chance meetings -- because everything passes through God's hands.  So I look forward to meeting you and your family -- soon.  In His Service - Isaiah 40:31


Returned to School

Hi Dr Danner,

K.C. returned to USF in January to continue his studies.  He had rehab at the Sports Concussion Unit in Syracuse this past year.  He appears to be doing well, and seems to be doing well in his studies.  Thank you for all your help last year, your team was helpful too!