Dr. Joseph T. Santoso, MD

Dr. Joseph T. Santoso, MD

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Gynecologic Oncology | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Santoso is Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Critical Care. He performs radical cancer surgeries as...Read more

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Dr. Santoso's Reviews

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based on 44 total surveys (13 with reviews)
Dr. Santoso's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (13)
Lexington, TN |
Dr. Santosa saves my mother. She was in the final,stages, transferring from Vanderbilt. Since seeing him she has lives 5 years. He is helpful and she is a person to him not just another patient. They are still fighting this together
in Calhoun City, MS |
My nurse practitioner recommended Dr. Santoso. On first visit he identified type of cancer, gave options of removal, and a recommendation of removal. On agreement of removal he went through all steps of surgery. Because I lived so far from Memphis I did all pre-op that day. Surgery time came and he kept friends up to date with surgery, visited me after surgery. Called and checked on me at home. All visits since have been of highest regard for my health.
in Memphis, TN |
Dr. Santoso is an excellent doctor. He cares about his patients. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!
in Memphis, TN |
Dr. Santoso became my physician/surgeon when I was hospitalized for pain management earlier this year. Immediately, I appreciated his candor. His expertise in ob/gyn care and cancer cannot be overly rated. He is committed to excellence in diagnosis, intervention and follow-up care. He has a solid reputation as a professional who sets high performance standards for himself and his staff, and motivates patients to behavioral compliance for improved health. I highly recommend him.
in West Memphis, AR |
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Santoso for my physician. He is compassionate, straight-forward, humorous, and a brilliant doctor. I trust him totally. His staff is very caring and helpful when I have an appointment or if I call. I highly recommend Dr. Santoso.
in Humboldt, TN |
Dr. Santoso worked me in very quickly after my gynecologist found a large mass on my ovary. I had consultation, surgery, and was home from the hospital within a week of detection. His humor was uplifting when I found myself very stressed not knowing the unknown. His reassurance that he would take care of me in surgery meant a lot to me since I had never had surgery before. His smile and sense of humor when reporting from surgery was uplifting to family. He had a great bedside manner!
in Senatobia, MS |
When I went to Dr. Santoso I was very scared, "Cancer " is a scary word. He told me I was important to him and he would do everything could to help me. He and his staff were with me through every question, every concern, and I am truly blessed. I had Endometrial Cancer, Grade 1. When I went to Dr. Santoso three days after I was diagnosed, a total hysterectomy would be done. I am cancer free as of today, because I didn't put it off. If something doesn't feel right please don't put it off!!
in Memphis, TN |
Dr. Santoso and his team are phenomenal! I had a very scary ovarian mass and they took great care of me. Questions were answered and surgery was performed without complication. After care was also excellent. I had a problem with my incision and they got me in right away. Dr. Santoso will get on you about your weight, so be prepared! I would highly recommend him and West Cancer Center to any family member of friend in need.
in Jackson, TN |
Dr. Santoso was wonderful and took excellent care of me. He is very kind and gentle, and explains everything in a way that is easy to understand. I am very pleased with the care I received from him and his staff. I can't say enough nice things about him. He was never in a rush when he was with me, and I never had to wait long at his office. Everything went smoothly at the clinic, and at the hospital where I had surgery.
in Friendship, TN |
Dr. Santoso was friendly, compassionate and very knowledegable. He was complimentary of my diligance in being aware that there was a problem and commended me on taking action instead of waiting until my cancer was at a point that a more major surgery would have been required, which may have included treatments. Thank you Dr. Santoso, I will recommend you to all family and friends.
in Memphis, TN |
Dr. Santoso genuinely cares about his patients. He's very thorough and is excellent in explaining anything related to your care. He takes time to answer questions and informs his patients about other alternatives regarding a patient's diagnosis. He is very concerned about family involvement and stresses the fact that he definitely wants to meet with them prior to any possible treatment and/or surgery. Dr. Santoso wants his patients to have great outcomes.
in memphis, tn |
He is friendly, truly cares for your welfare and puts you at ease. That's beneficial when you are facing surgery. His staff is nice too.
in Booneville, Ms. 38829 |
I like the fact he tells you the truth and let's you make the decisions. He talks to you and listens to what you have to say answers any questions you may have
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Dr. Santoso is Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Critical Care. He performs radical cancer surgeries as well non-invasive surgeries (robotic and laparoscopic). He sees patients at his office in Memphis TN. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Santoso serves as Director and Professor of the Gynecologic Oncology Division at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He helps train future physicians and has been awarded multiple awards for his excellence in teaching by his students, medical schools, and The Association of Professors of Gynecologists & Obstetrics. He seeks to instill a "burning passion to exceed expectations." As part of their training, resident physicians and medical students work with Dr. Santoso in caring for patients.

Patients, nurses and students describe Dr. Santoso as being compassionate and kind-hearted. Dr. Santoso has been recognized by Memphis Magazine multiple times as one of the "Best Doctors in Memphis" because of his commitment to patient care. Dr. Santoso spends most of day either taking care of patients or working at home on research projects and reading inspiring books. Although he enjoys cooking and gardening, he claims that he is not very good at either but keeps trying to improve. At home, he is an amateur handyman, which explains why you may find him wandering around at a local Home Depot occasionally.

Dr. Santoso says...

Cancer and pre-cancer surgeries in women (both radical and minimally invasive/robot hysterectomy, cancer removal, etc)

Dr. Santoso's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Santoso has no media or publications listed.

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California Davis

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California Davis

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California Davis

    Completed in 1994

    University Tex Sw

    Completed in 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Critical Care Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair