Dr. Michael Dattoli, MD

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Dr. Michael Dattoli, MD
I consider myself a Uro-Oncologist/Radiation Oncologist with well over two decades of brachytherapy experience and have performed tens of thousands of prostate implant procedures. Over this time period, I have been instrumental in pioneering prostate brachytherapy and optimizing brachytherapy designs to maximize tumor eradication and minimize symptoms. I have authored 7 medical textbooks, 11 consumer textbooks and have published countless medical journal articles on this topic. I have published the longest and highest published cure rates in all of the medical literature treating prostate cancer with the least side effects. I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish. I have applied the same technology to other forms of cancer, especially bladder, colorectal, gyn, breast and lung. I was appointed Associate Professor in Brachytherapy and Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center prior to relocating to Florida. While in Florida, we are known for developing an extremely precise form of external beam radiation called DART. I serve on multiple medical journal editorial review boards. Government appointments include "The Prostate Cancer Task Force" of Florida and I am consultant to the "Washington Oncology Roundtable Advisory Committee". I have been selected by the "International Association of Oncologists" as a "Leading Physician of the World and top Brachytherapist". Other Awards include: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, NYC Special Honors: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology and Radiology, 1983-1984 Departmental Honors: Biology, 1980 General Honors for Academic Excellence, 1980 Phi Beta Kappa, 1980 Highest Grade Point Average, (Valedictorian) Vassar, Class of 1980 Dean's List Honors, 1976-1980 Alpha Kappa Psi, Man of the Year; 2008 Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2015-present

2803 Fruitville Rd

Sarasota, FL 34237

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(941) 957-1221

Dr. Michael Dattoli, MD

Dr. Michael Dattoli, MD

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This content was provided by Dr. Dattoli "As a Uro-Oncologist/Radiation Oncologist, my over-riding concern is to cure patients having prostate cancer (and select other sites) while minimizing side effects. I pioneered brachytherapy for the prostate and have published 7 medical textbooks on this modality, 12 medical booklets and over 100 medical journal articles on this topic. I developed the most sophisticated form of external radiation called "DART". With DART, a "microbeam" strikes an individual target called a "voxel" (a cubic millimeter) while it is moving. Using a proprietary software program, the target region and surrounding normal anatomy becomes "voxelized". Normal tissues are "off limits" unless the tumor directly invades that structure. I commonly use nanoparticle diagnostic technologies to precisely target tumors with DART (especially patients who have advanced nodal/bone disease). I have published the highest cure rates for intermediate to high-risk prostate cancer while boasting the lowest side effects worldwide."

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Specialties

  • Radiation Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
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Procedures

  • Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Radiation Oncology Procedures
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Vassar College Valedictorian
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Nyu/Bellevue Hosp Med Ctr Nyu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Fellowship In Brachytherapy and Subsequent Assistant Associate Attending
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Assistant Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology and Brachytherapy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Summa Cum Laude, 1980
  • Selected by the International Society of Oncologists as Leading Physician's of the World and Top Brachytherapist, 2001-2015
  • Selected to the Washington Oncology Roundtable Advisory Board for GU Malignancies, 2005-2015
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition, 2010 - 2015
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2016
  • Class Valedictorian, 1980
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2015
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, Man and Physician of the Year, Sarasota/Bradenton, 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2011 - 2015
Media & Publications
  • Long-term Outcomes After Treatment with Brachytherapy and Supplemental Conformal Radiation for Prostate Cancer Patients having Intermediate and High-Risk Features,Cancer, Vol 110, No 3, pg 551-555,
  • Long-term Prostate Cancer Control Using Pd-103 Brachytherapy and Beam Radiotherapy in Patients with a High Likelihood of Extracapsular Cancer Extension, Urology, Vol 69 (2), Feb 2007 pg 334-337,
  • Combined Modality Treatment for Prostate Cancer with DART using 4D IG IMRT and Brachytherapy. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 28 (3) September 2009, pg 87-95,
  • Reviving the Acid Phosphatase Test for Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Vol 21,No 8, July 2007,
  • Prognostic Role of Serum Prostatic Acid Phosphatase For Pd-103 Based Radiation For Prostatic Carcinoma. International J of Radiation-Oncology Biology and Physics 45: 1999.,
  • Disease-Free Survival After External Beam Irradiation and Palladium-103 Brachytherapy Boost for High-Risk Prostatic Carcinoma. Int Journal of Brachytherapy 13:1-7, 1998.,
  • Long-term Outcomes for Patients with Prostate Cancer having Intermediate and High-risk Disease, treated with Brachytherapy and Supplemental External Beam Radiotherapy. Journal of Oncology, Vol 2010, Article ID 471375, 6 pages,
  • Prostatic Acid Phosphatase Adversely Impacts Cause-Specific Survival in Patients with Higher Risk Prostate Cancer Treated with Pd-103 Brachytherapy, J. Urology, 71 (1) 2008, pg 146-150,
  • Long-term outcomes following EBRT + Pd-103 for higher risk prostatic carcinoma: influence of prostatic acid phosphates. Cancer, Vol 97, No 4, pg 979-983 February, 2003.,
  • Planned Extracapsular Seed Placement Using Palladium-103 For Prostate Brachytherapy. International Journal of Brachytherapy. 16: 35-43, April 2000.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Brachytherapy Society Chinese Kenpo Association of America, Member
  • American College of Radiation Oncology, Member
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Member
  • Prostate Cancer Task Force, Member
  • Washington Oncology Roundtable Advisory, Member

Dr. Dattoli's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dattoli to family and friends
4.7
based on 38 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Dattoli's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Sarasota, FL |
I was treated by Dr. Dattoli back in 2001 when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My urologist was ready to perform surgery and truthfully I was scared after hearing the pitfalls with surgery. After meeting with Dr. Dattoli I was convinced that seeding was the way to go. I am now thankfully 16 years later and my PSA is 0.008 and all of my bodily functions are working perfectly at age 74. I can not begin to praise both the Doctor and his amazing staff that treats me like a king!
Hofn |
I searched the globe to find him. He pioneered brachytherapy and now DART external radiation, so precise that it can hit a dot (mm3) while moving! There is no rival anywhere in the World. I looked into Protons which are less precise than Dattoli's and unable to "hyperdose" select cancerous lesions with both DART and then Palladium seeding. I had an aggressive cancer and surgery would leave cells behind and I'd need radiation anyway=more complications! 3.5 years and my PSA is <0.01, no hormones.
Bradenton, FL |
Dr. Dattoli is compassionate and spends plenty of time explaining treatment plan and prognosis to his patients.
Sarasota, FL |
A very compassionate and caring doctor, like no other.
albany, ny |
Unparalleled level of expertise. His credentials are beyond impressive. He literally wrote the book on Dart and Brachy therapy. Very impressed with his compassion in light of his pedigree. His office had the most advanced technology bar none. He saved my husbands life without side effects. Thanks Dr. Dattoli !
Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Dattoli and his entire staff are exceptional when it comes to patient experience! I felt right at home, well informed, and truly heard throughout every step of my prostate cancer treatment and cure. Sure, there may be a lot of steps and time to dedicate, but these people are here day in and day out helping 30+ other people in the exact same situation. Dr. Dattoli is an amazing man that is dedicated to his work. I cannot thank him enough!
New Rochelle, NY |
Dr Dattoli has taken high tech to a new level and this is a function of his high level of intelligence as he himself, along with some brilliant physicists developed many of today's cutting edge technologies. He is unparallelled in his approach to treating prostate ca. You cannot find this level of technologies AND experience anywhere else including the largest Universities. I traveled over 2000 mi and I'm forever grateful being rid of a bad cancer while enjoying completely normal body function.
in Portland, OR |
Dr. Dattoli was thorough and pleasant. I subsequently had an awful experience with the billing office. They charged me $610 for the use of the room for an office visit. This was in addition to the few hundred I paid the physician. My insurance would not cover it and Moffitt is going after me for the entire amount with not even a consideration of a discount for self-pay. This is a despicable way to treat a cancer patient!
in Vienna, Austra |
Living in Europe and having prostate cancer is not a good especially when you're in your early 50's. After exhaustive research I found Dr Michael Dattoli to be brilliant, compassionate and his Cancer Center to be light years ahead of other World Class Centers.Just returned from Sarasota and given my 5 year clean bill of health which is a far cry what others at other Centers world-wide had expected as I had a aggressive cancer. No bowel/bladdersymptoms or sexual dysfunction. Bravo Dattoli!
in Hilton Head Island, SC |
Extreme attention to detail, technologically advanced, friendly and highly experienced staff. The best in the prostate Cancer treatment arena. A leader in the industry. Treats prostate cancer patients others don't know how to treat. Wish I had found him earlier.
in Bradenton, FL |
I really liked Dr. Dattoli because i could tell the is extreamly passionate about what he does. He treated my husband and I with great respect.
in Orlando, FL |
Dr. Dattoli and his staff are caring, compassionate and friendly. From the front desk to the nursing staff and therapist, they make you feel at home even when you are miles away from home. Talking to other patients in the waiting room who are going through the same situation you are helped ease the nervousness I had.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
My case was challenging. I'm from Utah and it was heartening to meet so many others from around the globe who weren't given a chance, only to be telling their stories 10-20 yrs later. Dr Dattoli is a genius. When I met with him, he spent 120 minutes listening intensely and never even checked his watch! That's rare esp from a famous doctor. His technology is unrivaled, the facility beautiful and inviting. His staff is remarkably smart and so pleasant. Sarasota is a gem and for healing.
in Poughkeepsie, NY |
Best doctor experience ever. His bed side manner and professionalism and knowledge of my husbands condition was out standing
The treatment of the patient by the covering nurse was terrible during the process the whole time .. And we weren't permitted to talk to the Dr as soon as the treatment started. Also, we were never informed that during the time of two and a half months getting radiation treatment that one should not lay close in bed with animals or people. My two cats died shortly after of cancer and who knows what else.
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