5 Questions With Csaba Gajdos, Surgical Oncology
By Csaba Gajdos, MD, Surgical Oncology
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1. What do you enjoy most about working here?
I really enjoy the commitment to patient care from our nursing staff, the state of the art facilities and great support services Stamford Health has to offer. I think Stamford Hospital offers a unique mix of private practice and academic medicine where patient centered care is really emphasized in an environment of teaching residents and medical students.
2. What made you become a surgical oncologist? What do you like most about your job?
I became a physician to try to help people with various types of cancers. I think it’s a real privilege to be in a position to do so, and I am always doing it to the best of my abilities.
3. What have your patients taught you over the years?
In medicine, especially surgery, we learn something new every day. I learn a lot from my patients. I admire many of them for their courage to battle difficult cancers, and still have a positive outlook on life.
4. What’s the most rewarding aspect of your job in general?
To help people via performing complex operations safely and successfully.
5. What’s the most challenging aspect of your job in general?
Even after years of caring for cancer patients, it is still very difficult for me to deal with end-of-life issues. However, sometimes those are the patients that teach you the most via still having a positive attitude in a terminal situation and enjoying every minute of their life.