David E. Rivadeneira, MD

David E. Rivadeneira, MD, FACS, FASCRS, board certified colon and rectal surgeon is recognized for his expertise in the field of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery over conventional open surgery are Less post-surgical pain, Less need for pain medication, Shorter hospital stay, Faster recovery times, Less small bowel blockages, Less wound infections, Less adhesions or scar tissue, Better cosmetic results.
  • 755 New York Avenue suite 102

    Huntington, NY 11743

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  • 631-470-1450

About David E. Rivadeneira, MD

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  • Oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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David E. Rivadeneira, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon trained at world renowned institutions including New York Presbyterian Hospital�??Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. Dr. Rivadeneira provides a full range of consultative, diagnostic, and therapeutic services involving surgery for patients with diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anus. Renowned for his advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Rivadeneira has a major interest in laparoscopic and other minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of colon and rectal diseases, including cancer. He is recognized as a national leader in laparoscopic colon surgery, and has extensive experience teaching laparoscopic colon surgery to surgeons throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Rivadeneira's expertise encompasses the management of colon, rectal, and anal cancer, diverticulitis, familial polyposis, chronic ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, ileoanal reservoir (J-pouch), colon polyps, incontinence, prolapse, anorectal abscess, fistula, fissure, and hemorrhoids. He also performs colonoscopy. Board certified in both colon and rectal surgery and general surgery, Dr. Rivadeneira received his MD from Howard University College of Medicine in 1995. For his outstanding performance as a medical student, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and also selected for inclusion in Who�??s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Rivadeneira completed his residency in general surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, training at both New York Presbyterian Hospital�??Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then went on to complete his fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in 2003. Recently, Dr. Rivadeneira was for five years a member of the full-time surgical faculty of Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he attained the position of associate professor of surgery. In 2007, he was selected for inclusion in the Consumers' Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Surgeons. Dr. Rivadeneira's patients who require surgery have their operations performed by him at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, located in Smithtown, NY. St. Catherine's is a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, and is devoted to providing advanced healthcare, in an environment of compassion, to its patients and their families


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