Portia Siwawa, MD
Dr. Siwawa performed her internship and General Surgery residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City, and completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
She has been in practice for 10 years, including in Brooklyn, NY and in Scranton, PA as well at here in Atlanta.
Dr. Siwawa currently performs surgery at Wellstar Kennestone and Piedmont. She is an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. She believes the Multidisciplinary Team approach when it comes to Breast cancer management.
Dr. Siwawa enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes learning new languages and playing tennis and netball.
My Treatment Philosophy
I believe in communication, especially with my patients, their Primary Care Provider and any other involved providers, as it keeps everyone on the same page.
Anyone who walks through the door at the office is family. So how I treat them is how I would like my family and myself to be treated. It just makes the patient more at ease and able to handle better the plan of treatment. Seeing and helping the patient through to the other side of their treatment journey and watch their smile return to their face is a reward that cannot be put into words. It is what gets me up in the morning!
Another favorite thing to see is when a patient walks in and I can greet them in another language that they understand, whether it is good morning, hola, sat sri akal ji, namaste, dumelang, bonjour, guten tag, hejsan, or howdy! And slowly watch their smile grow. This puts them at ease and allows them to feel comfortable enough to ask as many questions as they need to in order to understand their treatment.