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Dr. Sivarajan completed his General Urology residency training at prestigious New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. He went on to pursue additional specialty fellowship training at the nationally renowned Hackensack Unversity Medical Center where he specialized in Laparoscopy, Robotic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Urology.
Dr. Sivarajan practices the full spectrum of Adult Urology, however, he has specialized training in Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery for the treatment of cancers of the prostate, kidney, bladder, adrenal gland, ureter and renal pelvis as well as reconstructive urologic surgery.
He is also an expert in minimally invasive and laser surgery for the management of kidney stones and BPH (benign prostate enlargement).
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.A.,2002-2006
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, M.D., 2006-2010
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, General Surgery Internship , 2010-2011
New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, Urology Residency 2011-2015
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, Robotic Oncology and Minimally Invasive Urology 2015-2016
Banner Boswell Hospital
Banner Del Webb Hospital
Desert Mirage Surgery Center
Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital
- Language(s): English
- College: Louisiana State University
- Medical School: Louisiana State University
- Internship: University of Illinois at Chicago
- Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
- Fellowship: Ohio State University
- Board Certification: American Board of Urology
Dr. Rahul Thaly specializes in urology, and his clinical interests involve urologic cancer and laparoscopy, specializing in the care of patients with prostate and kidney cancer.
He joined Arizona Center for Cancer Care in 2010 when his team at Valley Urology Associates, entered into partnership with the practice. Dr. Thaly completed a six-year residency training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then continued on to study robotics/laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University under the guidance of Dr. Vipul Patel, who is the foremost leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Thaly has been involved in more than 400 robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, and his experience in robotic surgery makes him one of the foremost urologists in the Valley. In addition to robotic surgery for prostate cancer, he also specializes in the treatment of kidney cancer with minimally invasive, kidney-sparing alternatives such as laparoscopic partial nephrectomy and radiofrequency ablation. With his advanced skills, he has worked as an Instructor for courses on Advanced Robotic laparoscopic techniques throughout the country.
Dr. Thaly is a member of the American Urological Association and the Robotic Surgery Working Group. He has published numerous papers in the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology, the Journal of Robotic Surgery, Contemporary Urology and Issues in Urology. Dr. Thaly is Board Certified by The American Board of Urology.
- Language(s): English
- College: Arizona State University, Midwestern University
- Graduate College: Midwestern University
Nicole L. Villa is a certified physician’s assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in Life Science. She then received an additional Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern University in Medical Science in the Physician Assistant program. After earning both degrees, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Bioethics from Midwestern University.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Villa’s experience includes physician assistant positions at Southwest Heart & Lung, Arizona Arrhythmia Associates and Northwest Urology Associates.
There are many professional memberships and certifications in which Villa has held and received. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants, American Urology Association and Urological Association of Physician Assistants. She is certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant and the American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). She also holds two licenses with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Arizona Physicians Assistants.