About

About

Fellowship trained Breast Surgical Oncologist who focuses on malignant and benign breast disease. Oncoplastic trained surgeon whose practice also includes identifying women at risk for breast and ovarian cancer through genetic mutation and elevated lifetime risk.

Surgical technical expertise includes nipple sparing mastectomy, as well as oncoplastically focused breast conservation.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor,

  • Medical school

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • North Shore University Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • William Beaumont Hospital of Royal Oak

  • Affiliations

    • Glen Cove Hospital

    • Huntington Hospital

    • Lenox Hill Hospital

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Plainview Hospital

    • Southside Hospital

    • Syosset Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

440 East Main StreetBay Shore, NY 11706

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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05/24/2019
"She was an absolute pleasure!"
05/20/2019
"If Dr. Fana was recommended to me she would have been my 1st choice - I was so impressed I gave her cards to my primary care dr. to give to patients. "
05/03/2019
"Dr. Fana is excellent. She is caring and interested in her patients."
04/26/2019
"Dr. Fana and her staff and secretary Gina are amazing."
02/25/2019
"Dr. Fana is such an extreme asset to Northwell!! All doctors should care for their patients like she does!! Professionalism, compassion & time spent w/me are above excellent!!!"
02/15/2019
"Dr. Fana is great!"
02/12/2019
"Dr Fana is one of a kind. She is by far the most amazing dr I have ever been to. I literally can't even express in a few short sentences how much I appreciate her. She goes above and beyond. Having breast cancer at only 38 is really scary. But I'm confident in my care with Dr Fana."
02/07/2019
"Dr, Fana is a consummate professional who impressed me with her knowledge and dedication, it is not often you see a doctor so passionate about what they do. I have confidence in her as a medical professional and know she strives for honesty in all of her conversations while balancing the right level of empathy. She takes the time to explain the situation and shares next steps always keeping you aware of what is needed from you and how these requests will help her do the best job possible."
01/18/2019
"This is an incredible person (doctor) with real compassion & love of her patiences. She spent over 2 1/2 hours explaining & talking to us."
01/02/2019
"Dr. Fana was amazing! Very personable."
12/21/2018
"Dr. Fana explained very well and took time to answer all my questions. She listened and did not put focus anywhere but on me. "
11/25/2018
"Again, I love Dr Fana and her team. When I needed her she was there for me."
11/23/2018
"Perfect. So nice & Imy glad I'm in good hands."
11/14/2018
"Dr. Fana and staff showed me concern, warmth, caring and compassion on each and every visit. Highly recommend to family and friends."
11/12/2018
"Dr. Fana and her staff are amazing"
10/31/2018
"Dr Fana, her PA Amy & Kathy her admin are all EXCELLANT! Personal, caring, respectful...I'd refer them 1000%!!"
10/29/2018
"I can't say enough good things about Dr. Fana. She is so compassionate, knowledgeable and genuine. I can honestly say I've never come across a doctor as great as she is. She actually cares and spends time with you."
10/25/2018
"Dr. Fana and Amy are the most excellent providers I have ever met. I think highly of them. "
10/25/2018
"Dr Fana was caring and explained everything. I have full confidence that she will help me"
10/15/2018
"She is an amazing Dr. Fana I would reccomend her to anyone. She is kind smart & I wouldn't want any other doctor."
09/26/2018
"Dr. Fana is fabulous!"
08/27/2018
"Dr. Fana was my answer to prayer. I am not even interested in looking for a 2nd opinion that is how confident I am with her. She made me feel like I was her only patient. She has texted me with her cell phone and is ALWAYS available. She is the most amazing doctor I have ever met!"
08/21/2018
"Dr. Fana shows the utmost care concern and answers all questions completely. My mind is at ease being in her care."
08/13/2018
"WE love Dr. Fana and would recommend her office."
07/21/2018
"Dr Fano took her time to explain every detail to me about my condition"
05/30/2018
"I switched to Dr. Fana after dissatisfaction of my previous breast surgeon. It is a long way from home to see her but it is worth going far for care I'm more confident in."
05/29/2018
"I have NEVER met a more kind, compassionate and knowledgeable Dr as Dr Fana. I feel safe and well taken care of. she makes herself available outside of office hours which is very rare for a doctor. Dr Fana goes above and beyond for her patients. I'm very luck I found her for my cancer care."
05/17/2018
"I loved Dr Fana and her staff. Everyone was so great. I recommend my girlfriend already to Dr Fana. She also loved her."
04/30/2018
"Dr Fana is an extraordinary care provider. Highly intelligent, she has expert knowledge about her area of specialization and is always willing to give clear and detailed responses to my questions. She's very personable and often very amusing. I feel completely at ease with her and confident in her care. I'm grateful for having her as one of the doctors on my team."
04/29/2018
"Recommend Dr. Fana? Absolutely!! She's phenomenal!! Takes her time w/you, explains everything until you understand, listens to all your questions; you never feel rushed; extremely knowledgeable. She truly cares! "
04/19/2018
"Dr. Fana is an amazing doctor. She is an amazing dr. and an advocate for her patients."
04/19/2018
"Love Dr. Fana she is one of the best doctors."
04/09/2018
"very happy with Dr. Fana"
03/11/2018
"The Doctor Fana is excellent, I am very happy with her. "
01/25/2018
"Dr. Fana is one of the best doctors I have met and she has made my life much easier. She is intelligent, capable and compassionate."
01/17/2018
"I have been a nurse for 41 years and have been around many, many doctors. This young dr. is an asset to Northwell Health. Amy the nurse practitioner easy to talk to very knowledgeable."

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