Dr. Victor Desa dies at age 72
Dr. Victor Desa, a renowned surgeon who contributed his expertise and his time to the local community, has died at the age of 72.
Desa died in Rochester this morning, reports WBTA.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Among Dr. Desa's service to the community was time spent on the boards of United Memorial Medical Center and HomeCare & Hospice.
He was also always open to sharing with local residents his knowledge of the healthcare system, making frequent public appearances to speak on the topic.
Very sad, he was my mom's surgeon a few times and was always very friendly, and did a great job. I actually credit him as one of the doctors who saved my life years ago. He recognized a rare, dangerous, and time-sensitive condition I had. Without wasting any time, knowing UMMC wasn't equipped to handle the surgery I needed, he had me rushed to Strong.
Thank you Dr. Desa, you were a great doctor, and a kind man!
Victor Desa was a very dear friend to many in the Indian communities of Rochester and the surroundings. He was a very gentle person who was dedicated to his patients and to the practice of medicine. In the 30 years of our friendship with Victor and his family, we had never known him to say an unkind word about anyone.
Victor was also a very accomplished guitarist, and his music entertained us over the years at innumerable parties and functions.
We will all miss Victor greatly. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his wife Carmen, and to their children and grandchildren.
Jeroo and Kerman Bharucha
Dr Victor DeSa was a very kind, humble and loving man. We will miss him greatly. We will miss his expertise and kindness.
The last time we met him he entertained us with his music.
Our heartfelt condolences to his wife and partner Carmen and his children and grandchildren.
Eugene and Celine