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Patient Testimonials

What Patients Are Saying about Surgical Group of North Texas


I really appreciate your care & concern. GREAT JOB!!


Felt at ease

Everyone is so nice and super sweet. They made me feel at ease. Thank you!


Helpful staff

Dr. Rivera and his staff were very friendly and helpful.


Scheduling went smoothly

Communication from office was good. My surgery scheduling went smoothly. Physician communicated with family post surgery in a timely manner & explained about procedure to them.


Very patient

Dr. Rivera is very patient & kind. He follows up with his patients.



Dr. Emerson & staff were amazing!! Made me feel very comfortable and were so kind and speedy.



Surgery was a success!


Extremely experienced

Extremely experienced, professional, precise, and accommodating. Everything you need in your surgical team.


Completely pleased

Completely pleased with the whole process and repairing my 3 hernias.


Friendly and helpful

Very professional staff. Friendly & helpful. Would highly recommend here.



All of the staff are friendly and efficient and would recommend anyone in this group.


Loves, loves, loves

Our entire family loves, loves, loves Dr. Emerson. I am feeling like a new person in a few days, having had my gall bladder removed.


Great experience

Super nice staff! Very clean! Love Dr. Matin. Great experience 🙂


Wonderful care

Dr. Matin is an awesome doctor. Wonderful care.


Amazing doctor

Dr. Emerson’s an amazing doctor! Personable and down to earth! Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing surgery!



Everyone was very accommodating & personable.


Excellent care

Dr. Rivera took excellent care of me throughout the whole procedure.


Exceptional surgeons

Great office staff, exceptional surgeons. Doesn’t get any better.



You guys are great. Staff is very professional.


Always helpful

The staff has always been helpful with answering my questions.


Patient and professional

You guys have been very patient & professional. Thank you so much!


Most friendliest ever

Most organized and friendliest office staff I have ever dealt with. They each radiate a positive attitude. Always helpful when I call.


Great doctor

Dr. Rivera did a great job and he always has a big smile. Great doctor.



Definitely felt like they listened to my entire situation & helped me make the best choice for me & my family.


Best patient care

The best patient care I have received out of any medical office I have been to.



At 52 years of age, my first surgery ever! Amazing painless experience, you’d be in great hands. Thank you Dr. Rivera!



Very nice and personable as well as professional.


Answered my question

Dr. Rivera was able to answer my questions easily.


Clear explanations

Very nice, with clear explanations.


Professional staff

Very nice & professional staff. Thank you. Very nice people.



Very good experience. Very professional staff. And was treated very well.



Dr. Matin was very friendly & informative, reassuring about the procedure & it’s effect.


Excellent Services

Their staff and workers were excellent, along with their services.


All were wonderful

The whole staff was wonderful.


Felt at ease

Thank you for helping me & taking care of me. You made me feel comfortable and at ease!


Like family

They take care of you and treat you like family!



Still recovering, so this may be premature. But I am impressed.


Positive experience

Office staff were professional and friendly. All-in-all a positive experience. Really nice environment, a lot of friendly people.



I like Dr. Emerson & his staff. They do great work. Nice office, location and staff.


Super friendly

Jenn at the front desk was very helpful and super friendly. She handled all my concerns with amazing customer service.



I would recommend this office & doctor to anyone. They’ve been great.


Great service!

Great service!


Great job

Great job with the surgery.



Great doctor and staff!



Great bedside manners. Dr. Matin was the first Dr. to sit and talk with me about my issues. He was very comforting in talking about surgery.


Excellent customer service

Excellent customer service. Excellent Doctor.


Great surgeon!

Dr. Schierling is a great surgeon!


True gem

Dr. Rivera is a true gem. He is very thorough and listens to his patients.



Dr. Matin was amazing. I felt comfortable talking to him. And the staff are very nice and professional.


He cares

Dr. Matin is great! I fell like he really cares about my issues & tries to help.


Thank you!

Dr. Matin is amazing. His staff is very helpful. I would highly recommend him and his staff. Thank you!!!



Dr. Emerson was excellent.


Was a success

Dr. Emerson is great & the surgery seems to have been a success.


Excellent job

Dr. Emerson did an excellent job explaining the procedure and keeping me calm.



Dr. Clifford is professional & personable.


Went so well

Dr. Clifford did my surgery. It went so well and there was no pain or need for medication. I would highly recommend Dr. Clifford to other people.



Dr. Rivera and staff are awesome!!!


Fully satisfied

Could not have been better.


Above and beyond

Amazing staff! Friendly & helpful. Dr. Schierling went above & beyond with research & explaining procedure.



Always professional, accommodating, very kind, helpful & courteous.


Absolutely wonderful!

Absolutely wonderful! Office staff, Dr. Rivera, hospital experience. 🙂



The doctor was very courteous and concerned. Had really good bedside manner. So far everything is going great. Keep up the good work.


Patiently Answered

Dr. Matin patiently answered all of my questions, and took great care of me. He was highly recommended by multiple trusted doctors, and I could see why.


Great care

Great care! Thank you.



A+++. Thank you so much Dr. Alibhai. Your outstanding service is much appreciated. Thank you so much to all your friendly & helpful staff – excellent customer services & hospitality.


Caring and knowledgable

Dr. Clifford is very caring, knowledgable and explained my conditions very well.


Quick and efficient

Quick and efficient office visits. Good results. Thanks!



Love the friendly staff & Dr. Schierling is wonderful


Great doctor

Great staff & great doctor!


Thank you

Thank you for all that you do. Great staff and doctor.


Wonderful care

Provided wonderful care. Thank you.


Great staff

Great staff – thank you.


Extremely pleased

I have been extremely pleased with Dr. Matin’s expertise & care. The surgery center was also excellent.


Exceptional service

Exceptional service from start to finish. I required a procedure as soon as possible because of the birth of my third child. And I was squeezed in sooner than expected with plenty of time to be there for the birth. Thank you.


Very friendly

All the staff was very friendly! I really appreciate that.


Kept informed

Dr. S was friendly & professional. He kept me informed on the plan & surgery.


Always an excellent experience

We have always had an excellent experience with the staff & Dr. Matin.


Nice and kind

Everyone was so nice & kind.


Best surgeon

Dr. Matin is the best surgeon. He explains everything well and makes you comfortable and gives you peace of mind. He is excellent.


Appreciated the concern

Appreciated Dr. Alibhai’s concern regarding my fears and the extra time he took with my surgery. Also great interaction with patients.


Excellent medical facility

This is an excellent medical facility. Dr. Rivera is great.


My hero

Thank you so much for your outstanding services. I really appreciate your help, support and for making my health greater than before. God bless you all. You’re my hero. Thank you!



Great staff and doctor.



Attentive, friendly, good follow-up. Very pleased!


Nice people

Such nice people. Very polite.


Excellent care

Dr. Alibhai was very personable and took excellent care of me.


Good explanations

You guys are very good at explaining things so that the patient understands.


Best surgeon experience

Best experience with a surgeon 🙂


Great job prepping for surgery

You did a great job prepping me for my surgery. I never felt like I was out of the loop.


Very happy

Very happy with the care!



Dr. Matin is excellent!!


Best in Texas

Dr. Schierling is the best in Texas.


Very pleased

I am very pleased with the care and treatment I have received from Dr. Matin and this surgical group.


Pleasant and professional

Everyone has been very pleasant and professional. Dr. Matin has been great!


Doing good after surgery

Dr. Clifford and his staff are amazing. I am doing good after surgery.



Already recommended to a friend for her mom.


Very caring

Dr. Rivera is awesome! Very caring & sincere. Dr. Matin was wonderful too! Staff were super nice & friendly.


Very pleased

I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Alibhai. Wonderful doctor!!


Takes the time

Everyone in the office was super nice. They make you feel welcome and Dr.
Matin is super. Explains exactly what he is going to do while taking the time without rushing you out the door. Great doctor.


Generous Staff

Very generous staff. Close by & nice office. Wonderul doctor, definitely reliable.


Great service

It was a great experience and great service. I will recommend Dr. Matin to my family & friends. He was great.



Excellent experience!


Great doctor

Great doctor & staff!


So nice

The people here and in the hospital were so nice and good. I will go back in the future if needed.


Incredibly talented surgeon

Awesome doctor. Such a great spirit and explains everything so well. He calms your fears. Also, incredibly talented surgeon.


Outstanding care/strong>

Very professional, outstanding care. Treated me like a human being.


Smooth Procedure

Very smooth procedure and recovery! Thanks for working me in quickly, much appreciated.



Everyone was friendly & helpful.


Thoughtful team

Excellent care & thougthful team. Explained procedure & recovery has gone well!


Everyone here is wonderful

Everyone here is wonderful. From the check-in to the medical assistants and the visit with the doctor. Great experience!


Kind and informative

Dr. Rivera was kind and informative. He explained the surgery in a clear way without talking down to me.


Friendly and professional

Very friendly and professional


Fast service

Everyone was polite and on time. Very fast service.



Very personable, caring


Great doctor

Very wonderful staff and great doctor.


Personalized care

The care is personalized & great with a friendly staff that is always concerned with your comfortability to ensure the best experience possible.


Good communication

Communication was very good


Overall 10

The service was awesome. They made sure the paperwork was done on time and was submitted for my employment. Overall 10!


Good people

Really good people here. Everyone was great.


Highly recommend

Dr. Emerson and his staff are very friendly and accomodating. I would highly recommend.


No waiting

Never had to wait to see a doctor.


Set my mind at ease

Dr. Nathan Emerson completed a great experience for me during a stressful, painful time. He really set my mind at ease while making sure I understood the complete procedure.


Felt comfortable

Felt comfortable & well informed.


Best care

Best care I have ever seen.



I could not be any happier with Dr. Shafi


No added visits

I met and discussed my problems along with the corrective surgery. Then scheduled the surgery, had it done & now in for a post-op visit. Love how quick & direct it is with no added visits.



Dr. Rivera was informative and helpful through the entire process!


Best care

Dr. Cliffford gives the best care. I trust him.



Very professional, courteous, answered all my questions and made sure I understood.


Takes the time

Awesome doctor/surgeon. Very communicative of everything; takes his time to make sure you understand and doesn’t rush you. Extremely friendly & caring.


Highly recommend

I have had such great care since becoming Dr. Rivera’s patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a specialty surgeon


Explained procedure well

Kind, compassionate, explained procedure well.


Great office

This is a great office with a doctor that is not bad…but great!


Every small incision

Made very small incision removing gall bladder. Very polite doctor.


Great experience

Great experience and care all around!


Great surgeon

Great surgeon with a great bedside manner. Office runs like clockwork!



10+ – Thank you very much


Very personable

Good! Very personable, made me feel comfortable before my surgery.


Very nice

Everyone is very nice here and at the hospital.


Great group

Great group! Loved that you were on time 🙂



Very thorough, kind, great doctor


Answered all my questions

Dr. Emerson was amazing before surgery. He answered all my questions.


Safest route

The surgery was great process. Doctor was very careful and took safest route.



Everyone was wonderful. The Methodist Medical Center in Southlake was a perfect 10 too!



The whole office staff is very friendly, yet very professional. Dr. Matin is caring and congenial. Great experience.



Dr. Matin repaired a hernia in 2002 and did a wonderful job, that’s why I chose him. Thanks to the whole staff.


Feel great

I feel great! Thanks!!!



Since Dr. Matin is affiliated with Methodist Southlake and would recommend going there.


Available for questions

Dr. Matin & his staff were always available to answer all my questions. I always felt at ease when in their care.


Confident I was in good hands

Dr. Clifford & his staff are GREAT! What is often time a scary diagnosis was very manageable & straightforward. I was left feeling confident that I was in very good hands.


Thank you

Dr. Clifford & his staff are GREAT! What is oftentime a scary diagnosis was very manageable & straightforward. I was left feeling confident that I was in very good hands.


Thank you

Excellent experience. Thank you!


Very pleased

Very pleased with my care.


Great experience

My experience was great. No complaints. Staff was also great.


Really cares

Everyone is kind, compasionate & cooperative. Dr. Matin really seems to care about his patients.


Great doctor

Edith is awesome at what she does. Dr. Matin is a great doctor.


Nice staff

All staff was very nice.


Informed and educated me

Dr. Matin & staff kept me informed and educated me on my procedure. Would recommend to others.


Very good

Very good service


Exceptional doctor

Dr. Shafi is a truly dedicated compassionate doctor. He is exceptional in his one on one attention to his patients. His calling is a special gift. So thankful we were fortunate to meet him.


Very impressed

Very impressed with everyone’s efforts & the care given.


Friendly staff

Has great friendly staff. Office is nice and quiet.


Explains in terms patients understand

Great bedside manner. Very knowledgeable. Great doctor and explains the medical condition in terms that the patient understands.



I appreciate the appointments and doctor being on time here!


Awesome Throughout

Diana has been awesome through the whole process.


Fantastic Job

Given the severity of my ruptured appendix having gone 8 days before being discovered, my surgery and quick recovery is nothing short of a miracle. I can’t thank Dr. Schierling enough for the fantastic job he did for me.



Dr. Rivera has a great bedside manner and has been wonderful when I visit his office.


Quick turn around time

Great service, quick scheduling and turn around time. Thanks!


Very caring

Very caring and explains everything to his patient.



Great staff, very friendly and welcoming.


Never had to wait

Dr. Matin & staff are great! Everyone is friendly, never had to wait long to be seen. Wasn’t scared to have surgery at all. 🙂


Great bedside manner

Great staff and waiting time is minimal. Dr. Clifford has a great bedside manner and explains all the options on the treatment plan.


Awesome follow-up

I appreciate being able to get thru to a person & not menu of options. The follow-up & all staff were awesome.


Pleasant experience

Has been an excellent & pleasant experience. Really appreciate the services provided by Dr. Shafi & the office staff.


Kindness and compassion

I sincerely appreciate the kindness & compassion everyone has shown me, especially Dr. Emerson.


Very pleased

Very pleased with everything!


Excellent personalized care

Excellent personalized care. Takes time to listen, educate, explain and communicate. Friendly professional staff. Thank you!


Positive group

I love the calmness and friendliness. A positive group.


Trust him

Incredible office and physician. Trust him like no other. I have had many medical issues and all have been taken care of by Him and the office. Thanks for continuing to do a excellent job!! 🙂


Kind and knowledgable

Very kind and knowledgable. Answered all my questions and put me at ease. Thank you Dr. Rivera!


Very professional

Very professional. Open conversations. Very to the point with observations and recommendations.



Awesome. Friendly. Great doctor.


Good experience

Good experience. Easy to schedule. Staff friendly. Dr. Rivera is great and took the time to talk and listen.


Surgery went great

Surgery went great – in and out quietly. Pain afterwards was minimal.


First class service

First class service by the staff. Dr. E is the best.


Showed concern

Dr. Rivera really took care of me for my surgery and really showed concern.


Great staff

Great staff. Clean office. 🙂



I had a great experience both at the office and hospital. Dr. Matin is fantastic!


Appreciated info

When I called with questions before my procedure, Jessica was very helpful. I appreciated that.


Great doctor!

Awesome! Great doctor!


Appreciated Dr. Clifford calling

Really appreciated Dr. Clifford calling me with biopsy results prior to Easter. Was a releif to myself and family.


Excellent treatment

Excellent treatment!


Got me in quick

Dr. Emerson is great. Everyone in the office is really nice too. After my first visit he got me into surgery within a few days. Didn’t wait around. 🙂


Properly prepared

I felt I was properly prepared for my surgery by Dr. Clifford.


Explains everything

Dr. Rivera is great! He explains everything so well.


Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience. Dr. Matin and staff are awesome.



Dr. Rivera is an excellent surgeon. Explained all the procedure details and took care of me during and after hospital stay. 10+++ and the office staff is always courteous and friendly. Already referred Dr. Rivera to a friend.





Very courteous

Excellent service. Staff is very courteous and professional. Dr. Rivera is great to work with.


Couldn’t have asked for a better doctor

Dr. Rivera is awesome. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor. I’m very pleased.


Straight forward

The staff is polite and welcoming. Dr. Matin is awesome, straight forward.


Great surgery

Great surgery for the second time.



Dr. Rivera and his staff were very professional. Vianey was very patient with me and my company while getting my FMLA paperwork completed. Thank you so much for everything.


Wonderful surgeon

Great staff. Dr. Emerson is a wonderful surgeon, someone I would highly recommend.


Couldn’t be happier

Dr. Rivera is great! I love how he takes the time to explain everything and never rushes. He has taken great care of me. The staff is also great. Couldn’t be any more happier.


Wonderful bedside manner

Dr. Rivera had wonderful bedside manner explaining everything in detail.


Great overall experience

Very impressed with quality of care and compassion shown by physician. Front desk staff were also very pleasant. Great overall experience.


Best medical attention

I was given the best medical attention.


Positive group

I love the calmness and friendliness. A positive group.


I trust him

Incredible office and physician. Trust him like no other. I have had many medical issues and all have been taken care of by Him and the office. Thanks for continuing to do a excellent job!! 🙂


Put me at ease

Very kind and knowledgable. Answered all my questions and put me at ease. Thank you Dr. Rivera!


Very professional

Very professional. Open conversations. Very to the point with observations and recommendations.


Great doctor

Awesome. Friendly. Great doctor.


Took the time

Good experience. Easy to schedule. Staff friendly. Dr. Rivera is great and took the time to talk and listen.


Surgery went great

Surgery went great – in and out quietly. Pain afterwards was minimal.


First class service

First class service by the staff. Dr. E is the best.


Showed concern

Dr. Rivera really took care of me for my surgery and really showed concern.


Great staff

Great staff. Clean office. 🙂



I had a great experience both at the office and hospital. Dr. Matin is fantastic!


Very helpful.

When I called with questions before my procedure, Jessica was very helpful. I appreciated that.


Great doctor!

Awesome! Great doctor!


Negatives into positives

Dr. Clifford did a fantastic job. He’s very kind, skilled and compassionate. He makes a difficult situation less stressful and turns negatives into positives.


Helped me understand

Dr. Clifford sat and drew me a picture to give me a real idea of what was going on and to give me a clear understanding of the whole picture.


Appreciated everything

I’m very glad I chose Dr. Clifford. Appreciated everything he did for me.


Good experience

Had a good experience with Dr. Clifford and also his assistant Joanna. Front office staff always friendly.


Above and beyond

Outstanding physician and staff. Highly recommend Dr. Alibhai. He goes above and beyond. Thanks again. 🙂


Really enjoy being his patient

Dr. Shafi is awesome! I really enjoy being his patient.


Great care
by Gary

I received great care from start to finish in diagnosis of and preparation of having my gall bladder removed. The staff was attentive to me and communicated with me clearly along the way.


Excelente atención
Por Anónimo

Todo para mí era excelente
Muy amables enfermeras y médico
Me gusta que sean amables y preguntar si tenemos algo más que nos gustaría preguntar
Esa es una excelente atención


Surgery went great
by Anonymous

Surgery went great. Not as much pain as I expected following surgery. Staff was attentive.


Friendly and helpful
by Ralph

All of the staff has been very friendly and helpful.


No problem at all!
by Anonymous

No problem at all! Still a little sore which is to be expected.


Immediate relief
by Arden C.

Immediate relief. Surgery went smoothly. Dr. Matin and crew are excellent at informing you of your options and what to expect. Surgical staff was great.


My lifesaver
by Leslie

This office is AWESOME! From my first meeting with Dr. Rivera (a.k.a. “my lifesaver”) he was so caring and professional. So it’s understandable why his staff is great. The staff is professional and knowledgeable and the office is well kept. Please keep up the good work you do here. As always, Edith was very helpful today.


by Dean D.

Everyone was awesome!!


Very helpful
by Dana P.

The staff and Dr. Mustafa were very helpful.


Explained everything
by Penny

First time to meet Dr. Alibhai. He was just wonderful. Very caring and explained everything so the family could understand.


A positive resolution
by John

Dr. Scherling has taken a serious issue for me and turned it into a positive resolution. His surgical skills have healed me and his positive attitude and professionalism have made all the difference for me. He has also done a difficult hernia repair for me in 2012 and it was also a great success. Dr. Scherling is truly a credit to his profession!


Professional and attentive
by Anonymous

Dr. E. was awesome. He and his entire staff were super professional and attentive. I would highly recommend this practice to friends and family. And will certainly use Dr. E. again should the need present itself. Thanks for all you do!


Nice and upbeat
by Anonymous

I feel I have had the best of care! My surgery went well, with little pain. Dr. Shafi is a nice, upbeat doctor. The office staff is great too! This was a very positive experience.


Would do it all over again
by La Shia

Everyone was so nice and helpful here at the Surgical Group. They are so nice. Dr. Matin, I just love him. He is so sweet. The hospital visit on the day of surgery was awesome. If I had to do it all over again, I would come back to you guys and request Dr. Matin. You guys were awesome. Thanks for taking great care of me.


Great care
by Richy

Dr. Matin, thanks for your great care!! I appreciate it very much.


Complete positive experience
by Darlene

Yes! I would definitely recommend this group to anyone. Pleasant professional staff. Had the pleasure of seeing both Dr. Matin and Dr. Clifford. Both excellent men.

Edith is very pleasant to talk with and explains as she goes.

Positive experience from first phone call to post op follow up!


Truly amazing
by Kim

This staff and Dr. are truly amazing. I would recommend them to all. 🙂


Quick response
by Anonymous

Very friendly and professional staff. If you have questions or concerns, you get a call back pretty quick.


Treated extremely well
by David

I was treated extremely well. I cannot say anything negative.


Attentive and accommodating
by Anonymous

My experience as SGNT has been great overall. The staff and Dr. Matin have been attentive and accommodated all of my requests! Even during the Christmas holiday. I had some concerns after my hernia procedure but Dr. Matin addressed each issue personally!


Extremely happy
by Doug

Very satisfied with Dr. Schierling. All around success. Very professional and his staff is very helpful. Dr. Schierling took very good care of me throughout my surgery. Diana is very helpful and also took care of me. Dr. and staff are all wonderful. Extremely happy.


Pleasant Staff
by Arenda

Your staff, appointments all the way to nurses, have been so professional and personable. Such a nice reflection on the doctor when his staff is so pleasant to work with.

Hospital staff was easy and pleasant also.

It doesn’t hurt when you have such high regard and trust in your doctor too.


by Steven

Staff is very professional and does their best to meet the patient’s needs. Very pleased with Dr. Rivera and staff.


Pleasant staff
by Anonymous

Pleasant staff. No problems. Very good.


On-time appointments
by Curtis

Best I could have hoped for. Everyone was great. Appointments were kept on time. Staff was caring and super friendly. Thank you!


Never in a hurry
by Toi

Dr. Shafi is amazing! Very caring and compassionate. Never acts rustled or in a hurry. I’m so glad I was referred to Dr. Shafi for my surgical needs. His staff is hospitable and polite. I would prefer anyone in a heart beat. Absolutely amazing care! I know. Trust me…I’m a nurse!


Royal treatment
by Emma

From first visit, through surgery and follow-up with stitches removed, I was treated royally!!

I highly recommend this facility with Dr. Shafi and Dr. Clifford (he did my breast surgery in 2006).


Great and professional
by Anonymous

It’s been great and professional. No long waits, even when I am late for the appointment. The office atmosphere is pleasant and efficient. While in the hospital, I appreciate and looked forward to the doctor visits keeping me informed of what was ahead of me.

I fully realize the doctor’s extra efforts and concerns (which) saved my life and I am grateful.

He was very attentive to my wife and family by keeping them informed to help ease their worries.


Very attentive
by Peggy

The staff was very attentive from the office to the hospital. Love the sense of humor and comfortable atmosphere they all convey.


My first choice
by Anonymous

I had a wonderful experience with the entire team from first calling in to make an appointment to post op check up. Everyone has been courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I hope to never have to see you again, but if I do need a surgery, Surgical Group of North Texas will be my first choice. Thank you.


Excellent staff
by Anonymous

The staff at the Surgical Group was excellent. I had no trouble getting here. They made my appointment, and the service for my appointment was excellent. They answered all of my questions. I was very pleased.


Great people
by Anonymous

Dr. Clifford is great. Will spend as much time with you as you want and answers all of your questions. Kathy, his nurse, is really wonderful also. Great people who will help you when you need it the most!


Friendly and knowledgable
by Anonymous

Dr. Clifford is very friendly and knowledgable. I have been seeing him for 12 years for followup.


Cancer diagnosis
by J.S.

After my breast cancer diagnosis, I was referred to Dr. Clifford for a lumpectomy. Dr. Clifford has a calming presence during an extremely emotional situation. After reviewing my records, he thoroughly explained the best treatment for my situation and performed the lumpectomy. He did an outstanding job and I would recommend him to anyone facing this situation.


Breast Cancer Survivor
by Anonymous

Dr. Clifford was the first Doctor I saw after I was diagnosed with Breast cancer. He was so calm, when I was absolutely beside myself with worry. He presented my options, giving me the choice as to how I wanted to proceeed. Before each procedure he explained what was going to happen and always answered all my questions no matter how trivial they seemed. If I needed any more surgery, he would be my first choice of Surgeons in The DFW area.


Bedside/Chairside Manner
by Anonymous

Having had a positive biopsy, I was in a total “panic attack” state prior to going to see Dr. Clifford. His manner was so reassuring that I left there in a far better, more calm state than when I arrived.


Absolute, 100% faith & confidence in Dr. Clifford
by S. Dickson

Dr. Clifford was the surgeon my Dallas gynecologist recommended, when I discovered a tiny lump in my right breast at age 67 — 6 weeks after a “clear” mammogram! It was malignant, but Dr. C. found, in the 2nd lumpectomy, that it had not spread. He was still VERY careful to get a “safe” margin around it. It has been 6 years; I’m confident it will not return. (It was caused by my taking a fairly high level of estrogen for 20 years, after an early menopause. I immediately stopped taking it. I still have “hot flashes,” but I’m ALIVE & well!!! 🙂 ) Ladies, please do your self-exams religiously! That’s how I discovered the tiny lump, myself — it was very obvious, & it had NOT been there a week before that! You just can’t be TOO careful! Good luck!


I feel great
by Kevin

Dr. Emerson and his staff were cordial, friendly and efficient. I’ve had no post-operative problems to date and feel great.


Amazed and Grateful
by Randi W.

Dr. Emerson is amazing. I hope his passion for what he does never dies. His bedside manner is admirable. He made me and my family completely comfortable. He kept my mom informed, which meant so much to me. I saw him on Tuesday and had my surgery Thursday. His confidence put me at ease. I’m grateful for my entire experience with Dr. Emerson.


A truly professional surgeon
by StormyDawn

I had a gall bladder attack, second one this year and went to the emergency room. There they determined I needed surgery asap. They scheduled me to have surgery with Dr. Emerson. Not knowing of him, made me a little nervous at first but once I met him I felt relieved. He is very attentive and answers all your questions and concerns you may have. My surgery went well and since it was a very bad case as the gall bladder was infected, I had a lot to deal with but Dr Emerson was terrific and I can’t say enough about him. I highly recommend him.


I will see Dr. Emerson in a heartbeat
by Toni M.

I was suffering in pain with a gall bladder that needed to come out. He was able to get me booked quick, and even when an obstacle came up, he did not reschedule. He overcame it, waited and complete the surgery the same day. Hopefully it will never happen, but if I even need a surgeon again, I will see Dr. Emerson in a heartbeat.


Forever Grateful
by Nikki

Dr. Matin is an outstanding surgeon, with a point blank manner. He is among the best in his field. Dr. Matin repaired damage from multiple surgeries as well as treated a critical infection. He saved my life, and while he has a wonderful bedside manner, he tells you the truth not what you want to hear.


Choose a skilled surgeon, and the best one
by Carol

I have had 4 laproscopic surgeries. The first one with Dr. Matin. Recovery was exceptionally easy. I thought it was because it was a laproscopic type procedure. Then my gyn did a hysterectomy laproscopically. It was difficult to recover from, as well as the laproscopic gall bladder surgery I had done after that. In fact, I had to return to Dr. Matin to fix problems from that gall bladder surgery. That was the fourth laproscopic procedure and it was once again, easy to recover from. I have since come to learn that Dr. Matin is the key to having a good successful surgery and easy recovery. He is the most skilled.


I appreciate everyone!
by Angela H.

Y’all did great! It stinks having surgery but I felt like everyone cared and took great care of me. I trusted Dr. Matin and he didn’t let me down. Hernia surgery is painful and he did what he could to help me manage my pain and understood when I said I didn’t take my pain meds (pain meds make me nauseated). He helped find a solution. I appreciate everyone!  Thank you!


Dr. Matin saved my life
by Anonymous

Dr. Matin saved my life. Before emergency surgery I was scared and crying, he took the time to let me know that he cared and I would be okay. Not to mention how cute he is. His staff is very efficient and took the time to explain certain matters with me regarding payment. But they did it in a way that made me feel it was all on my terms. They were all professional.


I felt like I was SGNT family
by Francis

This is the second time SGNT has cared for me. Dr. Matin cared for me the first time – did a revision on a previous surgery by another physician. He was wonderful! Had another need, but Dr. Matin was on vacation, so saw Dr. Rivera. He was absolutely wonderful to us. I can’t say enough about his personal touch, professionalism, bedside manner, capability, attention to detail. He conveys a sense of trust, knowledge, and explains everything. Dr. Matin and Dr. Rivera are just personable – it’s not all business to them. I felt like I was family. I felt a complete trust from day 1 with them. I hope I never need them again, but would go to them over and over again if needed.


Excellent Doctor and Professional Staff
by Anonymous

My overall experience with Dr. Rivera and the Weight Loss Clinic staff has been excellent. There is an atmosphere of caring and concern for patients as individuals. I found that all staff members were approachable and available to answer questions and provide information. Dr. Rivera and his group helped me to make the choices for myself and were supportive and educational so that I could feel in control of my surgery and choices. Thanks Dr. Rivera and Staff – you are awesome!


Dr. Rivera and staff are phenomenal
by Casandra

I really can’t say enough great things about Dr. Rivera, the office personnel and/or the billing department. His office and staff are phenomenal and to have that kind of trust in them during a difficult situation, makes decisions so much easier and less stressful!


VERY fortunate to find Dr. Rivera and his staff
by Casandra

We felt very secure in our decision to have Dr. Rivera perform my procedure. He is ABSOLUTELY worth traveling for. He is in two great locations in the Mid-Cities AND his staff is excellent; from the front office, to his assistants, even down to his billing department. The whole team made the surgery and recovery go smoothly. I was VERY fortunate to find Dr. Rivera and his staff


Dr. Rivera – I am truly grateful
by Linda M.

It is with tremendous gratitude and appreciation that I write this recommendation for Dr. Julio Rivera.  I have always been blessed with excellent health all my life and had never been in a hospital before for any reason including any surgery.  After being rushed to the emergency room in late August, I was informed that I needed to have my gall bladder removed immediately.  I had no idea where to go or who to call to get scheduled for this surgery.  I was very frightened and anxious because I had never had surgery or been in a hospital.  I had no idea who to trust or how to even get started with finding the right surgeon for this procedure.

I am so very grateful that my father had met Dr. Julio Rivera the previous year when he had some complications with his gall bladder and he immediately told me to look no further.  He had nothing but admiration and praises for how he was treated by Dr. Rivera and his staff when he had undergone some testing for complications he was having with his gall bladder.  I called Dr. Rivera’s office and scheduled an appointment to meet with him to discuss my next steps.

I can truly say that my experience with Dr. Rivera and his staff from the first meeting, to scheduling my surgery, to the actual surgery and then post operation was by far the most impressive and excellent experience of my life as it now relates to having surgery.   First and foremost, the procedure was a breeze with no post pain or complications.  I can also say that he was absolutely so careful with the procedure and surgery that I do not have a scar at all on my abdomen.   However, the most remarkable part of this experience for me is how Dr. Rivera treated my family and me.  My elderly parents were extremely nervous and he was kind, gentle and patient with them as he explained my surgery and recovery while they waited for me at the hospital.  Post- surgery, he followed up with me to ensure that I would heal properly and experience no complications.  I cannot say enough about the excellent and wonderful experience I had at Baylor hospital in Grapevine, the nurses assigned to me (they were awesome!) and just the overall experience.

Dr. Rivera- I am truly grateful.  You took an otherwise unpleasant situation and quickly and painlessly restored me back to excellent health.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart and appreciate the tender care you extended me and my family.  I would highly recommend Dr. Julio Rivera for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.


Exceeded expectations
by Anonymous

I don’t know how to put into words my gratitude towards the level of care I have received being one of Dr. Rivera’s patients. His staff has been nothing less than cordial and attentive and when faced in emergency situations have exceeded expectations as to the quality of care and advice towards my recovery. I don’t know if I could have picked a better doctor to have performed my procedures. Dr. Rivera is thorough, insightful and genuinely cares about ones quality of life. Thanks doctor.


Dr. Shafi is a perfectionist
by Dwayne

When I was diagnosed with a benign tumor, my primary doctor recommended me to Dr. Shahid Shafi. Consciously, I said to myself, “Shafi! What?” But without hindrance, I contacted this Dr. Shafi. I did my research and to my surprise, I found out he is a great surgeon. During my visits with Dr. Shafi in his office, he was very professional and kept me truly at ease for the surgery to come. I was afraid of the surgery until he mentioned that he had performed the surgery many times and I would be alright, but I was still afraid. Dr. Shafi is a perfectionist. His mannerism and attention to detail exceeded my probabilities. As a surgeon, he is so willing to take the stage and answer my questions. I will recommend you to family, friends and colleagues. I sincerely thank you, Dr. Shahid Shafi . “Shafi!”


Emergency Room Follow-up
by Anonymous

Dr. Shafi met my husband when he was diagnosed by an internal physician with constipation. After continued pain we went to Baylor Irving TX ER and met Dr. Shafi. His bedside manner is excellent. He enters the room, introduces himself and takes a chair before he begins to discuss his diagnosis. He makes sure you understand what he has described and medical solution. My husband had an inflamed gallbladder with stones – not constipation. When my husband decided to wait a few days for surgery to complete a work assignment, it was a mistake. We were able to reach Dr. Shafi quickly and schedule surgery within a few days. With regard to ratings I would rate Dr. Shafi 5 star in every area. He is a wonderful physician.


Had a great experience
by Anonymous

Had a great experience. The reps were on top of getting paper work done for my insurance. Dr. Shafi was excellent! Surgery went well. I would recommend him to anyone who would need surgery. If I ever need surgery again, I would use Dr. Shafi. He is also kind and very thorough.


Thank you! Dr. Shafi and all your staff
by Anonymous

Dr. Shafi and the staff here in Grapevine have really been just great. Dr. Shafi actually called me at home the day after my Surgery to check on me. He knew I lived alone and just wanted to make sure I was doing OK. I’m still healing (and) tomorrow will be a month since surgery. I hope and expect to make a full recovery. Thank you! Dr. Shafi and all your staff.


“THE” perfect group
by Anonymous

The Surgical Group has been “THE” perfect group to go to for my needs. Dr. Shafi and his staff have to take care to address my Lipoma Removal from clarity of understanding to complete follow-up. Dr. Shafi is an excellent communicator taking the extra care to call and text me daily! Thank you!


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