About

About

David E. Rivadeneira, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS is a board certified general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon who has 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.

Known 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 uses leading-edge technology, including the da Vinci robot, to provide state-of-the-art treatments to benefit patients. He is skilled at single-incision laparoscopic procedures, which offer patients the special benefits of minimally invasive surgery.

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, fistulas, fissures and hemorrhoids. Dr. Rivadeneira also performs colonoscopy.

Dr. Rivadeneira is a member of the surgical faculty at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University, where he is professor of surgery.

Currently, Dr. Rivadeneira is Director of Surgical Services as well as Director of Colorectal Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York. Huntington Hospital has recently been ranked by US News & World Report (2012-13) as the seventh best hospital in New York State. He also serves as Vice Chair of Surgical Strategic Initiatives for the North Shore-LIJ Health System s Eastern/Suffolk Region.

In addition, Dr. Rivadeneira provides patient care services, including surgery, at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, and Plainview Hospital.

Dr. Rivadeneira has been selected for inclusion in the Consumers Research Council of America Guide to America s Top Surgeons, Super Doctors, Best Doctors, Most Compassionate Doctor, among other top doctor publications.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

    • Colon/Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Director - Colon and Rectal Surgery of Surgery - Colorectal Surgery, Huntington Hospital

    • Director - Surgical Services of Surgery - Colorectal Surgery, Huntington Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • Howard University College of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Fellowships

    • Lahey Clinic Medical Center - GME

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

321-B Crossways Park DriveWoodbury, NY 11797
400 West Main StreetBabylon, NY 11703
222 Middle Country RoadSmithtown, NY 11787
284 Pulaski RoadGreenlawn, NY 11740
931 Hallock AvenuePort Jefferson, NY 11777
440 East Main StreetBay Shore, NY 11706
1267 East Main StreetRiverhead, NY 11901

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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09/12/2018
"This particular doctor has help me a dozen times already in different situations"
09/10/2018
"The nicest and most compassionate dr. I had ever needed to see."
08/26/2018
"I spent "1/2 hr" in his office with him explaining everything! Couldn't believe the amount of time he spent with me."
08/21/2018
"All doctors need to take the time & kindness this doctor has. He is the best dr. I have ever see. "
07/16/2018
"Dr Rivadenaria has a wonderful. warm persona and made me feel that I was in good hands for an upcoming surgery."
06/06/2018
"I love Dr. Rivandeneira!"
05/22/2018
"Dr. Rivadeneiraand and hiis team saved my morher's life 4 years ago."
05/22/2018
"Dr. Rivadeneira is the ultimate professional and a highly skilled surgeon. The BEST!!!"
05/21/2018
"Dr Rivadeneyra has always taking the time to discuss my health issues, gave guidance & discuss future health options - Dr is in my opinion the finest health professional I have had dealings with - he is extremely knowledgeable & caring"
05/10/2018
"Came very highly recommended - I can see why! Outstanding!"
03/06/2018
"Very competent and professional."
03/01/2018
"Dr. Rivadeneira is a highly competent and very compassionate physician, also a good, caring person."
01/23/2018
"Dr. Rivadeneira takes a lot of time with his patients. He explains and when there are questions, he answers them in a way that we can understand. "
01/06/2018
"Dr. Rivadeneira clearly described the procedure/surgery I needed in terms that I could understand. He was honest and kind. My surgery went very well and was exactly as he described it to be."
11/23/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is excellent caring professional!"
11/13/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is excellent. He never rushes through my appointment, answers all of my questions so that I thoroughly understand, and am left with no unanswered questions."
10/20/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is such a wonderful person. He's very caring about my needs and worries."
10/18/2017
"He is the greatest. Very friendly & courteous."
10/18/2017
"The Doc was just terrific."
10/10/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is one of the best Doctors/Surgeons I have ever been to, he is very thorough, he explained everything so I could understand it, he is a very caring physician, and I always highly recommend him."
09/29/2017
"First visit and consultation was professional, informative, and educational. Feels like my needs will dealt with competence."
09/28/2017
"Would absolutely recommend."
08/29/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is a fantastic dr."
07/05/2017
"Best there is. Could not ask for more or better."
06/26/2017
"Dr Rivedenera is the best,he listens makes you feel comfortable and takes the time to make sure you understand all that is going on with your health. I would definitely always go to see him and recommend him to others"
06/19/2017
"amazing physician"
06/05/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira was not only competent but extremely comforting in explaining and performing what can only be described as a humbling experience."
06/05/2017
"Dr & staff were very professional & thoughtful. staff was lovely & kind"
04/28/2017
"Experience with provider pre, during, and post procedures the highest of ratings."
04/22/2017
"good"
04/13/2017
"The communication with Dr. Rivadeneira is excellent speaks my same language & is very professional."
03/30/2017
"My personal distress was taken care of in such a lovely way - I immediately felt as if my problem with me taken care of."
03/21/2017
"Good - very very good & SATISFIED."
03/19/2017
"I have total confidence in _____ providers care."
03/18/2017
"Dr. David Rivadeneira was and is one of the finest, kind, skilled drs. I have met."
03/17/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is a top-notch physician/surgeon. He has wonderful "bedside" manner. He is genuinely concerned for his patients."
03/16/2017
"A caring person."
03/13/2017
"The doctor is very kind and very, very helpful."
03/10/2017
"I have recommended this doctor to at lease 15 of my friends & relatives."
02/22/2017
"Dr. was very caring, gave a clear understanding of the problem, and a clear solution."
02/21/2017
"This provider is likely the best I have ever had."
02/06/2017
"The care by Dr. Rivadinera is exceptional!!! As a nurse I knew first hand what a skilled surgeon he was. He is kind, caring and compassionate to his patients. Northwell should be very pleased to have such a wonderful physician on their team! I am happy that I had the opportunity to choose him as my surgeon!"
02/06/2017
"Dr. Rivadeneira is a gem."
01/16/2017
"Excellent doctor. Takes the time to explain things where you can understand. Does whats in the best interest of the patient."
01/13/2017
"I was impressed and thrilled with my visit. Dr. Rivadeneira was patient and spent quite a bit of time discussing my issues & explaining things thoroughly."
12/16/2016
"This guy was/is great!!"
12/09/2016
"This MD is the BEST!"
12/03/2016
"Very attentive and showed concern. While in the room with me he even contacted my other doctor to discuss my case."
12/03/2016
"Dr Rivadeniara was extremely professional, respectful and compassionate throughout the entire process of consultation, diagnosis, surgery and post surgery appointments."
11/19/2016
"He is absolutely the BEST!"
10/27/2016
"Dr. Rivadeneira is an excellent doctor who cares very much about his patients. I am lucky to have him as my doctor!"
09/23/2016
"Dr. Rivadeneira is one of the best doctors I've ever been to."
09/20/2016
"this was one of my follow up visits from surgery last year. I have great confidence in my surgeon. He has always been respectful of my concerns, explains his evaluation and any testing ordered. He is very caring and professional, and I have recommended him to others."
09/12/2016
"Dr.Rivadeneria was incredible in the way Ihe made me felel that I was in the best hands. I felt I could put all my trust in him and I was so secure that he was the doctor for my condition ."
09/02/2016
"Good."
08/23/2016
"I was extremely satisfied with the care I received."
08/18/2016
"I would recommend this care provider to everyone, family and friends."
08/16/2016
"This Dr. has been wonderful and caring since I first met him June of 2012"
08/03/2016
"Dr. Rivadeneira is an excellent dr. My experience was very good with him. His knowledge, discernment, & expertise saved my life!"
07/06/2016
"All good, an excellent, all the doctors should be as good as he is. #9. Excellent. #10. Anytime."
06/11/2016
"He is a wonderful doctor. He got me a appointment immediately. Loved him. Made me feel very comfortable."
06/02/2016
"Dr. D. Rivadeneira is the kindness, most thoughtful and caring doctor I have ever met. I worked in the medical field for 30 years and have never come across a more professional man."
05/23/2016
"excellent experience would highly recommend to friends and family"
04/27/2016
"Had to wait to be seen - but he was well worth the wait & the waiting room was pleasant."
04/12/2016
"Dr. Rivendeneira is amazing. He is a model doctor, bar none."
04/12/2016
"I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Rivadeneira. He is very personable and puts one immediately at ease during a stressful situation."
04/11/2016
"Dr. Rivendeniera is a Doctor's doctor and I wish every physician were like him. The country's health system would be a whole lot better..."
03/22/2016
"Dr. Rivadaneira is as good a doctor as I have ever had. I have followed him from hospital system to hospital system. I would continue to follow him if he moved on."
03/07/2016
"Excellent surgeon, have recommended and will continue to recommend to others."
02/07/2016
"GOOD"
02/02/2016
"Provider treated me with care and understanding. Relieved any apprension about my condition."
02/01/2016
"He was very up front with me. Explained procedure to me. I feel very comfortable in his care."
01/29/2016
"Dr. Rivadeneira expressed and showed me respect and caring. He is an EXCELLENT doctor and PERSON."
01/19/2016
"Excellent experience, very understanding made you feel comfortable, well dressed & professional."
01/18/2016
"Dr. Rivadeneira is very professional, kind and cares for his pts"
01/11/2016
"Very helpful & reassuring."
12/16/2015
"Dr. Rivadeneira is the most informative, kind and concerned doctor there is!!"
12/07/2015
"Would and have already recommended this provider to at least several family members and friends. Very caring and sympathetic to patients' needs."
12/04/2015
"Excellent care given to me by Dr. Rivadeneira before and after my surgery."
11/18/2015
"Good."
11/13/2015
"Dr. Rivadeneira is a 1st class dr. with knowledge, grace, and patient friendly & great job!"
11/06/2015
"As I said previously, Dr. Rivadeneira is great."
11/02/2015
"wonderful man, great personality"
09/08/2015
"Perfect care."
08/28/2015
"Made me feel very at ease. Very kind, caring, and professional demeanor. I've already recommended him."
06/24/2015
"Liked that he took the time to speak with me as long as I needed and walked me personally from room to room a very nice dr."
06/11/2015
"Good."
08/28/2014
"He even gave me a diagram and explained everything."
08/21/2014
"They are very good with me. #1. All good."
08/19/2014
"Already given Dr. Rivadeneira's number to few people."
08/14/2014
"Outstanding."
08/12/2014
"North Shore is very lucky to have Dr. Rivadeneira on staff. Excellent doctor!!"
07/29/2014
"Like this man very much."
07/17/2014
"All of my experiences have been excellent!! Dr. Rivadeneira is a treasure."
07/03/2014
"Convincing & kind & thorough -"
06/17/2014
"Dr. Rivadeneira is extremely compassionate and caring."
05/23/2014
"Dr. Rivadeneira was very understanding about feelings of embarrassment of my health problem -"
04/22/2014
"I would recommend provider with highest praise possible."
01/31/2014
"#7. Care provider talked to me using words I could understand."
01/29/2014
"Very nice Dr. Shows concern & makes you feel comfortable."
01/29/2014
"Dr. Rivadeneira is one of the best dr. I have ever met. He spoke w/my dr. by phone the night before my visit and after my visit."

In the news

In the news

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