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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Shoma Datta earned her BS in biology and her medical doctorate in an accelerated, 7-year program at the College of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During her 4 years of medical school, she researched diabetic pregnancies resulting in publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Datta remained actively involved in her class and received an Alumni Association Award for Academic Achievement.
During her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Dr. Datta developed a keen interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, that is, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Such surgery utilizes small cameras and specialized instruments to operate within the abdomen, pelvis, and uterus, thus avoiding large incisions and allowing for fast recovery. She participated in research on newly developed gynecologic laparoscopic surgical techniques and presented this data nationally. Upon graduation from her residency program, she was named the Outstanding Laparoscopic Surgeon of her class by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and received the Resident Achievement Award in laparoscopic procedures from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).
After residency, Dr. Datta continued her training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery during a one year AAGL fellowship program at Mount Sinai Medical Center under the supervision of laparoscopic pioneer Dr. Farr Nezhat. During this time, she gained extensive operative experience in complex cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and other pelvic pathology. In addition, Dr. Datta also gained extensive training on the Da Vinci robotic surgery system. A number of laparoscopic and robotic surgical outcome studies completed by their team during this time have been accepted for presentation at national conferences and have been submitted for publication.
In addition to her strong clinical interest and training in laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Datta is interested in all aspects of general gynecology. She is also fluent in Bengali and conversant in Spanish. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Verified Patient Reviews
The staff is HORRIBLE. They used speaker phone both times I called and I felt embarrassed to give information like that. They also TRIPLE book appts. My first appt there were three people scheduled for the same time!!! When I was at the office I witnessed the staff call to reschedule Dr Datta's patients and again gave 3 ppl the same day and time! The first time I waited 80 minutes!!! I came for a routine exam which she said looked fine. Three days later I get a call from the staff saying pick up a script at the pharmacy. NO explanation for what until I asked what it was for just to take the medicine. I did so an had cramping and pain still so I made a follow up. The second appt I asked how many were booked and the receptionist said 2. I asked how do they decide who goes first? She said "first come first serve" but that we were Dr. Datta's first appts of the day and shouldn't be too bad. I showed up 30 minutes before my scheduled appt and was told I was the first patient to show at that time. I was brought into the exam room 10 minutes after my appt and made to wait another 30. So 40 minutes total. Unacceptable. When she saw me she seemed annoyed that I was back and kept asking if I was sure it wasn't just menstrual cramps. I know my body. It was not cramps. Cramps that remain constant regardless of your cycle is a problem. I was told to get a sonogram that day and that she would call me with the results. It had been almost a week and I inquired about my results and she said that Dr. Datta left for vacation! What the???!! So not cool. I was really bummed because she seemed so great (even after the wait) the first time. After the second? I would be hard pressed to go back. I am still waiting for my results...
I called the office ahead to make sure Dr. Datta wasn't running behind, as I couldn't afford to be out of the office for several hours. I had heard about the long wait times and wanted to make sure I would be seen relatively close to my appointment time. Despite calling ahead, arriving early and filling out my paperwork ahead of time, I waited an hour and twenty minutes to see the doctor. Dr. Datta spent very little time, seemed uninterested in asking more than basic questions or getting to know her patient, and made my feel like my attempts to ask questions were annoying her and holding her up. The whole experience was awful and I definitely would not return.
Always professional, friendly, and thorough. Saw me right away. I highly recommend Dr. Datta.
I like her enough to keep her as my gyn.
The doctor was fine, but I had to wait for more than two hours.
My overall experience was just so-so. I was disappointed with how rushed she seemed when she was asking questions. A couple times I felt as if she was talking down to me. The location was great, the wait time was short, but I doubt I will go see her again.
The doctor was nice but very quick. Once the exam was over that was it, no more asking questions, whats done was done. The cloth to cover up with was dirty and the nurse was really not very nice. I caught her rolling her eyes at people that came in and then she made a comment about my weight.
The wait time in this office used to be about 20 minutes, but the last two times I've been, it's taken over an hour. I don't know what changed, but I hope it doesn't continue this way! The doctor herself is wonderful, I just hate having to wait so long to see her.
Dr. Datta made me feel very comfortable during my visit and answered all of my questions.
The doctor herself is good. She answers the questions as asked. The office is horrible - long weight times, called in to ask they call in a prescription 4 times - still waiting to get it filled and it a prescription you shouldn't skip unless you want to get pregnant. The nurse commented on my weight as well. Overall I hope Dr. Datta moves to a new office/practice. I will not be returning.
The absolute worst! DO NOT GO SEE HER! The smile in her picture online is false advertising! She was Extremely rude! Never have I been so disrespected.
A very humble and polite doctor.
She was very personable and seemed genuinely concerned with my health.
I liked Dr. Datta. Great bedside manner and she was very gentle throughout the entire exam. However, the wait to see her was rather long.
She is very kind and obviously quite smart!
My first visit went off very well. Doc was patient at addressing all questions and concerns I had and offered some good advice. She helped me relax and was also extremely gentle with the exam. The office staff was polite and attentive as well.
I waited for an hour and a half to see the nurse and another twenty minutes to see the doctor. The nurse was unpleasant and rude to me and while Dr. Datta was nice, she gave me yes or no answers to my important, detailed questions. I felt that she was trying to rush me out of the office and that she either lacked knowledge or was too busy to give me thorough information.
Dr. Datta was friendly and efficient; however, the wait time (over an hour) left something to be desired, and I felt a little rushed once I actually got into the examination room.
Dr. Datta was extremely friendly and professional. I was expecting the appointment to be more thorough though-- she was in the room for about three minutes before the nurse took over. The wait time was extremely long. Make sure to bring a book with you.
Very quick once I got a room.
She is never available! She cancelled an appointment and it was impossible to get re-scheduled because the wait time on the phone was so long I gave up. I needed to have a prescription changed and I called and left multiple messages, which she never responded to. Now I've found out that she is only available Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you'd like an attentive doctor, look elsewhere!
I think she's so wonderful that even though I will no longer be nearby with my job location, I will commute from Brooklyn to continue to see her!
Dr. Datta is very polite, professional, and attentive. However, she seemed like she was in a rush and did not give me a time to ask questions. I wish she had just asked, "any other questions or concerns?". But overall, great experience!
Very friendly and efficient. Makes you feel at ease.
Good doctor but the wait is a solid 90 minutes. Waiting room was packed, people sitting on the floor and - over heard patients saying that it is always that way. Would not recommend unless u have a solid 2 hours to commit
Dr. Datta was wonderful - very friendly, warm, and easy to talk to. I didn't have any trouble asking her questions. She took the time to explain multiple courses of treatment to me and I didn't feel rushed at all. She encouraged me to return for a follow-up appointment if I have any further issues. I will definitely see Dr. Datta again!
Very sweet, friendly, and thorough. Explained each step and made me feel at ease.
Dr. Datta is very knowledgeable and she is a wonderful doctor. However, I wish the waiting time was shorter. After changing into a gown, I waited 45 minutes for her to arrive!
Dr. Datta is a wonderful GYN physican. She has a wonderful bedside manner, very professional is explaining test results etc. She recently did surgery on me for fibroid & cyst. She definitely knew what she was doing, just like the reports I read on her. I have referred her to other friends & family who need the same surgical procedure (laprocopic). She was also professional is her follow ups after my surgery to make sure all was well with me. :)
She's great! I picked her out of a listing of doctor's and went back... again and again... She's very gentle, personable and thorough... I don't feel bad asking her any questions!
Very professional, very nice, explained what she was doing as she was doing it. Quick but thorough. Friendly reception staff. Will go back to her.
It was a hassle-free visit from beginning to end. Dr. Datta is professional and has an excellent bedside manner. I will be recommending her to friends. I read reviews that the waiting time was long but my visit took 1 hour which is the average time I spend at any doctor's office.
I saw Dr. Datta for several years and she really got me through a difficult and painful time. She ultimately performed my hysterectomy (laparoscopically). I felt very well cared for. I stopped seeing Dr. Datta only because she no longer takes United Healthcare insurance.
Dr. Datta asnwered all my questions, was very warm and understanding.
Everything was great except the extremely long wait
Way to long waiting!!!!!
She's excellent and took the time to answer my questions honestly. The wait time was very long but the office staff professional
The doctor was wonderful - courteous, professional, informative. I waited in the waiting room for very little time - just enough to fill out my paperwork. However I waited in the examination room, half undressed, for over 20 minutes before the doctor came to see me. Luckily the room was at a comfortable temperature!
Dr. Datta was very professional and nice, but the office itself was a little dingy, and there were bits of medical wrappers, etc on the floor. Didn't feel very sanitary - not the feeling one hopes for in an obgyn.
Very professional with a great bedside manner. Made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Datta
Dr. Datta is a really nice person and helps you sincerely with everything. She manages everything so that you feel quite comfortable at her office. And the staff at the reception always smiles too
Other than the waiting time, it was good. She had a professional and friendly attitude and made me feel confortable consulting my sensitive issues.
I highly recommend Dr. Datta. She actually called me herself with my lab results and definitely cares about her patients.
Very nice doctor. The wait time was too long. Even after they call you in the office to get dress, you're waiting for sometime before you can see her. I like her mannerism and she seems to be informative.
I had to wait nearly two hours to see the doctor. For the life of me, I can't fathom the rationale of making an appointment you know you can't keep. I find it rude to keep people waiting for so long. That having been said, Dr. Datta herself was very professional and efficient. She answered all my questions and finished the examination quickly. If she were available when I was actually scheduled to see her, I would go back.
She seemed to very impatient and rushed. I didn't enjoy the visit and prefer a doctor who listens to your needs. I felt as if I was a faceless "appointment" that she was trying to efficiently get through but not engage with. Perhaps for those who are in a hurry this will work for them.
Dr. Datta was great! Her bedside manner made me feel very comfortable. She is very thorough in her check up. I felt that I was in good hands.
Short version: Dr Datta got the job done. The office is dingy & dirty. Long version: Dr Datta is pleasant. She spent a total of 5-10 minutes with me. That includes the obligatory verbal healthy screening and physical exam. I had noted on my intake that I had vaginal discharge, yet she never brought it up. It’s my fault that I didn’t press, but honestly I was ready to leave at that point. Timeliness: I originally had an 6:15 appointment and I called to see if I could come in earlier. They said I could come at 4:45p. I arrived at 4:30. 5:00pm I was taken into a room and my blood pressure was taken. 5:20pm Dr Datta came in and took the verbal health screening. At 5:25 she told me to get undressed and put my gown on and that she would be right back. Twenty minutes later, at 5:40pm, she arrived back to perform my exam. By 5:45 we were finished with the exam and she told me the nurse would be in to take some blood. The nurse came in and found me changing into my dress and said she’d be back in 3 minutes. 10 minutes later she appeared and took my blood. Cleanliness: This place is dirty and dingy. The lobby walls are dirty and scratched up and in some areas have actual water bubbles nearly as big as my outspread hand. The carpet is stained. There is actually a filing cabinet with no top casing! It’s wide open! The Bathroom had no seat covers, the mirrors were peeling on the edges, wall were cracked and dirty (I could actually see the drywall!), and there was a clear garbage bag that held the urine sample bottles with a hole punched in the middle for ‘easy access’. There was also a cup for magic markers on the beat up sink. The patient room I was in was just as dingy, with dirty walls and scratched up floors and peeling linoleum. The was a photocopy of a June calendar that was taped on to the wall and also a large Nuvo Ring poster that was taped and stapled directly onto the wall. The worst was that there was a SteriGage on the floor and a cotton tipped applicator on the floor. No one ever picked it up while I was in there. What does that say about the staff?
I highly recommend Dr. Datta, she is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
First visit with this Dr. Datta was quick and easy.
Dr. Datta was very accomodating. She made you feel comfortable and the appointment was very quick and right to the point. I would definitely go to her again.