About

About

David M. Hoenig, MD, is a specialist in kidney stone treatment and minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic surgery. His specific clinical interests include all phases of kidney stone disease, from surgical treatment, to medical management, and to prevention.

Dr. Hoenig completed medical school at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), and residency in Urology at Brown University (Providence, RI). He went on to one of the premier Laparoscopy and Endourology Fellowships in the country, under Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, one of the pioneers of minimally invasive urologic surgery, at Washington University (St. Louis, MO).

After Fellowship training, Dr. Hoenig became a Clinical Instructor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann under the auspices of Allegheny University, and was then recruited to Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine to become the Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology and promoted to Assistant Professor. While at Montefiore, Dr. Hoenig assumed many administrative roles, as co-founder and co-Director of the Robotic, Laparoscopy, and Endourology Fellowship, Residency Program Director, and Practice Manager. After more than 14 years at Montefiore/Albert Einstein, he was recruited to North Shore- Long Island Jewish Hospital in 2013 with a promotion to Professor, and a shift of administrative roles to Chief of Urology Service at LIJ Hospital Campus.

Dr. Hoenig's research interests are in all phases of minimally invasive urologic surgery, with particular attention to kidney stone disease, and both ablative and reconstructive minimally invasive renal surgery. His most recent publications explore the association of obesity with urological diseases, with new associations discovered between types of obesity and certain kidney stones. This research focus is a priority, given the national trend of increasing obesity, and will lead to exciting basic science exploration of these conditions.

As a clinician, Dr. Hoenig's priority is treating patients with respect and empathy. He believes strongly in educating patients about their conditions, so as to equip them with the necessary information to make them a partner in their health care.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Urology - American Board of Urology

  • Academic titles

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

  • Medical school

    • University of Rochester Schl of Medicine/Dentistry

  • Residencies

    • Rhode Island Hospital

  • Internships

    • Rhode Island Hospital

  • Fellowships

    • Washington University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations

    • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

    • North Shore University Hospital

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

LIJMC- Dept. of Urology, 450 Lakeville RoadNew Hyde Park, NY 11042
1000 Northern Boulevard, Suite 120Great Neck, NY 11021

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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08/12/2018
"I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Hoenig. Even though I understand my condition and medications, he still takes the time to go over everything in a very friendly manner. He is very easy to talk to and always takes his time to answer all my questions and concerns."
07/16/2018
"Dr. Hoenig is very caring and has done a lot to help future kidney stones. He is timely and explains everything. There should be more doctors like Dr. Hoenig."
06/22/2018
"I have & will continue to verbalize my highest praises & recommendation for your staff & facilities. My feeling is that it is a highly professional & as welcome an oasis for medical care!"
06/20/2018
"Dr. Hoenig showed excellent patient/doctor concern for my problems. I felt very confident in his abilities!"
06/18/2018
"everything excellennt"
06/08/2018
"Dr. David Hoenig is excellent,and has been most helpful,I am so grateful he is my doctor."
05/30/2018
"Very kind & caring. Apologized for delay by it was a minimal wait. Explained step by step what he was doing & seeing. Took extra time to look at an area of concern."
05/21/2018
"Dr. Hoenig is an excellent doctor. He explained things clearly."
05/15/2018
"I feel he is a great doctor."
04/21/2018
"dr hoenig has humor, intelligence and an obvious desire to please the patient."
04/03/2018
"Very likely to recommend!"
03/05/2018
"Have already recommended. Dr Hoenig spends a lot of time and energy to give comprehensive understanding of care, procedures, and plan. He is very partnered with a patient in their care and outcome."
03/01/2018
"Dr. Hoenig is very thorough and caring."
03/01/2018
"Extremely pleased with my treatment, care of the staff, excellence of experience."
02/28/2018
"I can say again and again nobody is better than my physician."
02/03/2018
"Excellent physician, human being and kind. "
01/23/2018
"Dr. Hoenig came highly recommended from a friend who also has Dr. Riegel as a primary physician"
01/22/2018
"Dr. Hoenig was very attentive and down to earth-easy to converse with."
11/04/2017
"Dr. Hoenig - Outstanding!!"
10/20/2017
"Everything excellent."
09/03/2017
"Dr Hoenig and staff were as nice and caring as I could have possibly wished for. As a physician myself, I found Dr Hoenig to be 1000% on my side in order to solve my acute condition as quickly and compassionately as possible. I found him to be a knowledgable expert with a heart of gold. I couldn't have been treated any better anywhere."
08/28/2017
"Dr. Hoenig was excellent and exemplary in his communication with me during the appointment. I did not feel rushed and I appreciated his explanations and outline of his recommendation."
08/08/2017
"Dr. Hoenig is amazing. I am so pleased he took my case. My Mother passed away the day of surgery and Dr. Hoenig went above and beyond to get me through the day and surgery. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him as a Physician and a person. The outcome of my 2 surgeries has been excellent."
07/26/2017
"Very happy with Dr. Hoenig. "
07/08/2017
"As stated, excellent."
06/19/2017
"superb doctor"
06/12/2017
"good care"
05/16/2017
"I was seeing a doctor previously that only took my money and made frequent appointments with very little results to my care however since I have been seeing Dr. Hoenig he has my kidney stone problems under control and my confidence is back as there are doctors who care for their patients."
05/09/2017
"great skill"
05/08/2017
"Overall - very good experience."
04/24/2017
"Very nice."
03/27/2017
"Dr. Hoenig is the consummate professional."
03/22/2017
"No words to compliment Dr. Hoenig. The best was at the outpatient procedure, we were updated, regularly, which dropped the level of anxiety tremendously. No words to thank Dr. Hoenig. 9. If you have a lot more."
02/23/2017
"It is a very good doctor well he knows his specialty very well and treats us with respect."
02/20/2017
"excellent"
02/20/2017
"Dr. Hoenig is truly a knowledgeable, experienced professional, willing to listen and understand a patient's concerns and I feel I receive the best possible advice and care. After he helped my wife, which resulted in her full complete recovery from her medical issues, after a 40 plus year absence of an urologist consultation and without hesitation became a patient of Dr. Hoenig as well!"
01/09/2017
"Very good to the level the doctor makes an effort in his explanations in Spanish, because I don't speak English & he does it very good & I am satisfied with his explanations."
12/27/2016
"Just a VERY nice MAN!"
11/02/2016
"Good."
10/15/2016
"great"
07/27/2016
"Dr. Hoenig has taken excellent care of me for over two years."
07/14/2016
"Good experience."
06/13/2016
"Pleasant experience since doctor explained everything in good detail."
05/19/2016
"Very good."
05/09/2016
"Good."
05/05/2016
"As previously stated Dr. Hoenig is an excellent doctor."
04/26/2016
"I feel he is an expert, and a great person!!!"
04/16/2016
"Very impressed with Dr. Hoenig and the time he gave me"
04/15/2016
"Dr. Hoenig is truly a gem of a doctor. Outstanding in every way. So pleased he is treating my dad!! We are thrilled when he gives us good news."
04/04/2016
"Very good."
03/18/2016
"Experience with the doctor was excellent. He made me feel quite comfortable and relax."
02/22/2016
"Is the best experience I have. #9. Is the best provider. #10. I do."
02/17/2016
"The best!"
12/14/2015
"Could not have been better."
11/03/2015
"The best experience."
10/26/2015
"The very best always."
08/14/2015
"Dr. Hoenig is wonderful!"
03/20/2015
"Dr. Hoenig is a knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. I would describe him as one of the best doctors I have encountered. #1. Excellent. #9. 1 star."
01/10/2015
"Highly professional specialist very intelligent."
12/17/2014
"Good."
11/12/2014
"Everything excellent."
11/06/2014
"I am very pleased with my provider's performance and capability."
11/05/2014
"Peace of mind with this quality care."
09/30/2014
"I like and respect Dr. Hoenig and trust him."
07/18/2014
"Doctor was great at explaining things and options to me."
05/27/2014
"#2. Very very good."
05/20/2014
"Fantastic experience."
05/14/2014
"I was treated with respect, all questions answered, concerns addressed immediately."
04/15/2014
"This was a first visit & Dr. Hoenig made an excellent impression on me. He was caring & very informative."

In the news

In the news

In the news
Many patients can pass large kidney stones when they take alpha blockers, says a recent study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The medication makes the process less painful, too...
Kidney stones form when there are high levels of certain chemicals in the urine. It’s normal for these substances--calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate--to be present in urine...
Most people with a kidney stone don’t realize it until they have symptoms--most commonly, pain. The pain usually occurs when a stone moves from the kidney and stays in the urinary tract...