Treatment & Services
- Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Advanced Polypectomy
- Colorectal Cancer Treatment
- Colorectal Surgery
- Fecal Diversion
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
- Laparoscopic Colon Resection
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Rectopexy
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Re-Do Rectal Surgery
- Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
- Sacral Nerve Stimulation
- Stoma Surgery
- Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
- Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Anal Abscesses
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissures
- Anal Pain
- Benign Anorectal Disease
- Colon Polyps
- Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn's Disease
- Enterocutaneious Fistula
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Paget's Disease
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Presacral Tumors
- Proctitis - Care & Treatment
- Rectal Abscess
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Cancer
- Rectal Prolapse
- Rectovaginal Fistulas
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Weston, FL USA
Residency - Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Cleveland Clinic Florida
Colorectal Surgery Research
Weston, FL USA
Medical School - University Federal of Espirito Santo
Victoria Espirito Santo,
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research & Publications
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As of 3/31/2016, Dr. da Silva Southwick has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016
had open surgery but never given instructions on how to care. plus be in pain and living alone
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2016
Dr. DaSilva stopped by to see me at 7:00 P.M. on a Saturday night, awesome!!!
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2016
Dr. DaSilva asked questions, answered my questions, checked my body and made useful suggestions (that I'm using with positive results so far).
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2016
Dr.Da silva was exelent she personally pushed me threw the process and I cant tell you how greatful I am that I was lucky enough to have her as a doctor
Reviewed on May 24, 2016
Calm, listens and most importantly she was very aware to ensure she gave me the proper eye contact while entering data into the computer systems. I find it very annoying when you lose all eye contact with someone you are having an important discussion with.
Reviewed on May 20, 2016
The doctor is very nice, explained everything I need to know, very patient and made me feel comfortable and confident.
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