In June 2019 I had an operation to remove my stomach due to cancer. The operation was performed by a wonderful surgeon of the department of VTHiHE - Nikolay Semenov. I express my deep gratitude to N. E. Semenov for his professionalism, deep knowledge of medical practice, and for his sensitive attitude to patients. A huge human THANK YOU to him for his attention, for his ability to inspire hope, competent advice and goodwill. Thank you for your active participation in my recovery during the postoperative period, for your help and advice in difficult times. I wish Nikolai Yevgenyevich success in his future professional activity and science. THANK YOU a thousand times. Many thanks to all the staff of the department for their kind attitude to the patients.