Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Congratulations to Dr. Rajiv Datta, South Nassau's Chair of Surgery, Medical Director of the Getrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center and Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery, for his 10th Anniversary as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor!

About Dr. Datta

Rajiv V. Datta, MD, Chair Department of Surgery, Director of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery and Medical Director of Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center at South Nassau Communities Hospital, is one of the leading head and neck surgeons in the U.S. and an international leader in surgical oncology.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Datta earned a medical degree from Grant Medical College in Bombay, India and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the renowned Tata Memorial Hospital, the largest cancer center in Asia. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The following year he served as a research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and chief resident at Maimonides Medical Center. This was followed by a dual fellowship in head and neck oncology and surgical oncology at the prestigious Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. He spent two years in the United Kingdom, where he became a fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Dr. Datta's approach to comprehensive cancer care is one that combines the most advanced surgical techniques with a warm and caring attitude that enables both patients and their families to feel comfortable and confident while making important medical decisions.

Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Dr. Datta continues to be listed in Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area guide. The acclaimed guide spotlights the top 10 percent of primary care and specialty care physicians in the tri-state New York area. Doctors listed in its top doctor series of guides are selected after peer nomination, extensive research and careful review and screening. The Gertrude & Louis Feil Cancer Center is a recipient of many prestigious honors and citations, including the American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Community Cancer Center and the Commission on Cancer Outstanding Achievement Award.

Published & Recognized

Dr. Datta is the author of "thyroid cancer point-of-care/best practice guidelines" for the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ), which is read and used by physicians worldwide. He has written extensively on thyroid neoplasms and colon cancer screening and is a member of the Editorial Board of International Surgery, published by the International College of Surgeons, USA. Dr. Datta is also a member of the Editorial Board of International Surgery, published by the International College of Surgeons, USA.

Personalized Care

At South Nassau, Dr. 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.

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Specialized Services:

Breast Surgery

Assessment and treatment is performed for women with both benign and malignant breast diseases ... read more

Colorectal Cancers

Screening, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers — are offered ... read more

Dermatological Malignancies

Melanoma: As the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma requires aggressive and skillful treatment ... read more

Thyroid Cancer

The majority of thyroid masses are benign; however the division of surgical oncology has experience with the management of both benign and malignant ... read more

Gastric Cancers

Treatment for gastric cancers usually involve radical surgery, such as removal of the stomach and draining of the surrounding lymph nodes ... read more

Head and Neck Cancer

Diagnostic testing for head and neck cancer may include endoscopic techniques, such as nasopharyngoscopy, pharyngoscopy or laryngoscopy ... read more

Hepatobiliary Cancers

Surgery remains the gold standard of treatment for liver tumors. Unfortunately, only about 20% of patients with liver tumors are candidates for surgery ... read more

Pancreatic Tumors

Treatment of pancreatic tumors includes major resection such as the Whipple procedure ... read more

Dr. Datta personally performs each and every surgery on his patients ...

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