Do you want your surgeon supervising your surgery or performing it?
Most patients when faced with the diagnosis of cancer are overwhelmed. They often travel great distances for their care to get to the city, assuming they are doing so in order to obtain the best available care. Their loved ones want only the best for them. Only the top surgeon in the field will do. However, what they are not aware of is that the top surgeon they wait weeks for an appointment with may not be the surgeon who is actually performing their surgery. Instead he may be supervising the fellows in training while their loved one is on the table. Someone their loved one has never met, someone who is not board certified. Someone in training.
At South Nassau, Dr. Rajiv Datta is the director of our Surgical Oncology Program. He personally performs each and every surgery on his patients. Dr. Datta combines his highly technical skills with a compassionate outlook towards each patient. Personal connections are made with both patient and family allowing for comfort and reassurance in a time of great stress and emotion. Life altering decisions are being made and Dr. Datta guides his patients throughout every phase of their journey towards a cure.
When making a decision for yourself or your loved one, you only want the best. At South Nassau we assure you that Dr. Datta will be there for you before, during and after your surgery.