MBBS, MD - Midwifery & Gynecology, DGO, FCPS - Mid. & Gynae, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Dr. Nikhil D Datar is a senior consultant, obstetricain and gynecology at the Cloudnine Hospital in Malad, Mumbai. He also consults at Lifewave hospital at Malad east & Yashada Maternity & Nursing Home at Goregaon east.He was a consultant at Nanavati Hospital , Hinduja healthcare surgcial hospital, He was a teacher to postgraduate students at R N Cooper Hospital for about 10 years. He is experienced in handling high-risk pregnancies, complex deliveries. He is highly experienced in doing vaginal surgeries as well as laparoscopic surgeries for fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis and hysterectomy surgeries. He has received two gold medals Dr. B N Purandare gold medal and Dr. Dastur gold medal for his achievements and was also awarded a prestigious commonwealth professional fellowship by the department of health United Kingdom in 2009. Dr. Nikhil Datar is popularly known as a health right activist working intensively for patient rights and transparency in healthcare.
To begin with, let me give you a brief about our journey of shortlisting the doctor, the 9 months experience and the delivery during COVID-19 pandemic. We had approached Dr. Nihil Datar for our second opinion and that was our best decision taken. Believe me he is a person who will never give you any tension and is always to the point, to the fact in between you get worried that how can things be so normal? He is the best doctor you can approach without any second thought.
It was way back in September 2019, when the news got confirmed we were shortlisting the doctor for safe delivery. We were earlier consulting a doctor, who had a small maternity home. We were the only patient when we used to visit, and we were always asked to get the test and scan done from outside. Which raised a question in mind, whether the hospital has enough facilities to manage emergencies? Even basic scans were also asked to be done from outside. That's when enquired, we decided to shortlist a hospital which has all facilities like NICU, All scans(sonography), paediatrician, dietician, physiotherapist,lactation consultant and all other facilities essential for the pregnant mother and her baby.. (Based on my research NICU is rarely required, but it is better to shortlist an hospital which has this facility, because in case of emergency you do not want to run with the newborn). I stay in Goregaon and hospitals which I shortlisted were Surya (Santacruz), Kokilaben (Andheri) and Cloud9 (Malad). It was obvious for us to go with Cloud9 as it was the nearest and is meant for Gynaecologist cases.
Delivery is a once in a lifetime journey and the 9 months are very crucial. Whenever we used to visit Cloud9, we used to see so many kids, parents and gonna be parents, that it was a pleasant sight to see.
Once the hospital got shortlisted, it was time to shortlist the Dr. Again after enquiring with multiple people and online feedback we decided to consult Dr. Nikhil Datar. He is a very well known doctor in the area and has been practising for quite a long time. He was also referred to us by Dr. Nithya, Vaidya who happens to be our distant relative. When we first met him, we told him about our past medical problems which was a serious concern for us and the way he confidently accepted our case even we became confident that we can complete the 9 Months.
9 Months Experience
When you first go for a consultation in Cloud9, you need to download an app, which becomes your reference for the next 9 months and beyond for mother and baby respectively. All appointments, payments and video consultation needs to be done through the app. Once you visit the Dr., normally the Cloud9 team makes you understand the package and gives you an hospital tour. In our case we used to normally consult Monica, Shraddha and another lady with specs (Sorry I forgot her name) who helped us in understanding the package and the process. They also work to manage appointments on the floor for doctors.
Dr. Nikhil is normally assisted by Shraddha and Dr. Vishaka in Cloud 9. Ideally you have a follow up every month in the start and the gap decreases near the pregnancy date. In our very first consultation, Dr. Nikhil provided us with a sheet. This sheet basically has the common symptoms during the 9 months, and the medication to be taken for the same. Initially i thought what is this? But later I realised that this was our handbook. Gynaecologists get emergency at any given time and it is difficult to connect at a single go. So the handbook became our reference point for any general health issues. During the consultation, Dr. Nikhil was always to the point and used to make us understand everything in detail.
For our scan/sonography we had consulted Dr. Smita Pawar from Cloud9. Since this was our first child, we always had tension during the scan, that everything should be normal. Dr. Smita was a wonderful lady, who made my wife comfortable and showed us each body part of our baby. Well, the way she used to explain in the scan, we used to eagerly await for the next scan.
During the 9 months we are supposed to take some injections and would like to thank the Triage Team for the same.
When you register with Cloud9, you basically get a few lamaze sessions and nutritionist sessions complimentary. The physiotherapist Dr. Amruta Nagnoor who comes for your lamaze, is the one who attends you in the IPD too. She will be the one you are gonna thank later if you have a C-Section as she supports you to start walking and post pregnancy exercises.
Our baby was delivered on 18th May, and it was really a tense moment for us due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Each day the cases were rising up, hospitals getting lockdown and residential buildings being declared as contamination zones. We consulted Dr. Nikhil Datar, and( opted for elective delivery) picked up a date for delivery. It was mandatory for us to get a COVID test done along with other regular tests. COVID test was like an examination test, in which we were relieved only when the result was out. One thing I would like to mention, Cloud9 was providing pick up drop service for all their staff, so that they do not come in contact with an outsider in public transport. This made us feel more assured.
The entire process of admission was explained to us by Dr. Vishaka very well and she was a call away when we had any query. We got admitted in the morning and were scheduled to operate in the afternoon. I was waiting outside the OT, and was relieved when Dr. Datar came in. Due COVID issue, the hospital did not allow the partner to be inside, but the way my wife explained, there was a team of Dr. and Staff working towards one goal to make the delivery easy. Dr. Datar along with the anaesthetist was actually motivating my wife during the entire process and they safely delivered a daughter for us. Way my wife expressed it to me Dr. Datar had everything under control and the staff were confident since we were his patient.
We were allotted a room in the 3rd Floor, and would like to thank the entire cleaning staff to name a few Pinky, Rafida and there was another lady who had helped us a lot and motivated my wife and assisted her. Would also like to thank Priya and Anjali sister for guiding us from time to time. And the entire TPA and billing desk team in processing the claim and settling the bill. Billing was perfect and everything we were conveyed by the Cloud9 team was correctly charged with zero complaints.
During the stay in the hospital, you are visited by different specialists as part of the package. We had consulted Ms Dipt Shahi for lactation and believe me she knows what she is doing. She might insist you on doing something and that is only for the patient's good. She took out time and solved all our queries. Dr. Amruta Nagnoor (Physiotherapist) is a God, when you have a C-Section. She is the one who wil assist you in making you get up and start walking. Our pediatrician is Dr. Vinay Joshi, who had visited us in the hospital and we have shortlisted him as he was recommended by many too.
There is a saying by Vince Lomardi (Ex-American Football Coach), “Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”. Dr Nikhil Datar and his team are committed to making sure you have an easy delivery.
Few things to make a note:
Gynaecologists always have emergencies, so be patient while you're waiting for the appointment.
During the 9 months journey, there are many times you will have queries. Drop a mail to Dr. Datar, he makes sure he responds to it or acknowledges it. We need to understand Dr. are occupied with patients and operations the entire day.
Refer the handbook which is bifurcated by trimester for any symptoms. Your query will be resolved there. If not then either call Dr. Vishaka, or Dr. Datar or the best way is to walk into the hospital as there will be someone to attend.
Thank you Dr. Datar.
We visited Dr.Datar started from 3rd month of pregnancy till delivery. Doctor Datar is very experienced and friendly doctor. He is the mix of experience and modern style. He never gives you any worry and tension. I faced many complications during pregnancy as I had high risk pregnancy. He diagnosed short cervix at right time and did cerclage timely which helped me to deliver the full term baby. He closely monitored my pregnancy and provides necessary suggestions at every step. He tried his best and waited for labour pain to have natural delivery also.
I had been to the clinic for my menstrual cycle which is irregular and this should not be a concern in future for me in case planning for a pregnancy
As this was my first visit I found the doctor very professional, treatment which he adviced is step by step. He is very humble and approachable.
We were in bit of tension to find out right for my wife’s delivery during this lockdown situation. Through our friend we got to know about Dr.Nikhil Datar.
We went to him in 8 months pregnancy shifting from previous doctor. There was lot of questions /doubts/fears before but after first consultation with doctor my wife shown massive confidence. As in First delivery she had bad experience of wound get reopened.
But Dr. Nikhil Datar from starting made her life easy by right consultation and assurance of operational procedures. And with this confidence the D Day came in June.
At operation bed doctors and his supporting staff everyone supporting her to huge extend. Doctor also took live video of baby - mother first reaction. It was awesome to see later.
We are writing this review after 12 days from operation. Reason is simple my wife cut wound completely healed and she recovered so well.
Hats off to Dr Nikhil Datar for his judgement and perfect consultations.
Thanks a lot Dr. Nikhil Datar
H/O Debasri Paul.
Except for wait time, everything else is just great.
For anyone visiting for the first time, expect wait time of at least 30 minutes.
Good experience as always 😃.. To the point explaination of doubts and great guidance.. The hospital has well trained staff to guide as well
We consider ourselves extremely lucky and blessed to have found Dr. Nikhil Datar at the right time in our twin pregnancy journey.
Must confess we visited Dr.Nikhil Datar to take a second opinion and we are very glad that we did!
The doctor we were consulting earlier was regarded as competent, but we were not satisfied with the way she engaged with us: not taking time to answer our queries or put us at ease during our first/twin pregnancy. In fact after every appointment we would leave more worried than before.
We visited Dr.Nikhil Datar to take a second opinion. Zeroed in on him basis the great reviews on various sites. We had to travel around 90 minutes to reach his clinic in malad from our home in bhandup; and we were not really sure if that would work out on an ongoing basis. Given the bad experience with the earlier doctor we were rethinking if the doctor would be worth the time and effort to travel all the way. We decided to give it a shot anyways.
And we are grateful to God that we did. After meeting Dr. Datar for the first time we left feeling positive, upbeat and stress free.
Here was a Doctor extremely competent but also more importantly genuine, warm and approachable. He had a long line of patients but still took time to answer all our concerns and assuage all our fears.
And from thereon every appointment was a positive and uplifting experience. We had our share of pregnancy issues, minor emergencies but through it all we were assured and relaxed because we, through God’s grace, had Dr. Nikhil Datar on our side to handhold and lead us onward week by week, day by day. He would take all the tension and worry away and keep us upbeat. Must also thank his fantastic team at Cloud Nine hospital Malad. Dr. Datar’s associates Dr. Meghana Shedge and Dr. Urva, our Sonologist Dr. Smita Pawar, everyone was brilliant! They always paid attention to every detail and scans were done with utmost care and patience and would take time and tell us all the details of both babies and their growth rates.
Finally on the day of delivery we had our lovely twins, Doctor ensured that the babies came out only after 36 weeks and that the babies left with mother, no NICU or any other complications. Recovery from surgery was extremely smooth.
From thinking at the start to whether this Doctor was worth time and effort to travel 90 minutes to his clinic, to thinking we will visit only this Doctor even if we are to move cities and, finally after delivery the one thought we had was What good deeds have we done to be worthy of a Doctor like him. Its only through God’s grace that we found this Doctor at the right time. Thank you for all the guidance, reassurance and handholding Doctor!
I was referred to Dr Nikhil Datar by my family Doctor for a problem that needed a gynaec's attention.
His detailed explanation of causes and effect of the problem and subsequently the different approaches to the solution stregthened my faith in him.
Over time I approached him as a high risk pregnancy case.
He took timely decisions at each stage to help me reach full term pregnancy.
His systematic approach in tackling the issues and the transparency in details on my condition helped me take informed decisions.
He made the whole 9 months of my pregnancy seem like a cakewalk and eventually by the grace of the Almighty God and his works through Dr Nikhil Datar, I became the mother of a baby girl.
Any anxieties or worries I had, were handled sensitively by him and his solutions put my mind at ease.
I am immensely grateful for his patient and polite ways.
Thank you doctor for your kindness, precise ways and for being there always.
May God bless you abundantly.
Dr Nikhil Datar is a person with positive and practical approach. His simplicity, energetic and motivation helped me throughout the journey of preganancy and never let me down. He is approachable and explained every bit we asked for in detail withouth any fuss. He gave enough time despite his busy schedule. Also the infrastructure and facilities in cloudnine were way to convinent and we were stress free despite delivering our baby in lockdown period. Thank you team cloudnine , Dr Nikhil, Dr Vishaka and Dr Radhika for all the efforts and support.