Why choose us?

Colorectal diseases can range from mild discomfort to severely life-threatening. When you’re seeking care for these conditions, you want experts with experience treating your condition. Our colorectal disease specialists are experts in treating all diseases and disorders of the small intestines, colon, rectum and anus, including colorectal cancer. We offer comprehensive treatment for these conditions and have the latest surgical equipment and techniques to ensure better outcomes.

Expert care

The Division of Colorectal Surgery at Northwell Health is comprised of board-certified colon and rectal surgeons across New York City, Westchester and Long Island. Our nationally recognized surgeons regularly publish peer-reviewed articles and lecture on surgical techniques and advancements in the field. 

Innovative research

Research propels surgical care. That is why our surgeons are actively involved in research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Through research conducted in the biomedical research division, we are able to uncover the causes of colorectal diseases and develop new clinical treatments that are less invasive and have fewer risks of complication.

State-of-the-art techniques

Minimally invasive surgery is the future of surgical care. At Northwell Health, we recognize the benefits of minimally invasive technique over traditional surgeries. That is why we offer a variety of minimally invasive surgeries for colorectal diseases, including colon and rectal cancer. Our surgeons are specialty trained in the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery. Patients can be confident in the fact that they are being treated by physicians with expertise. They help patients choose the best options and use of the latest technology. We are also training the next generation of surgeons through our fully accredited colon and rectal surgery  fellowship  and minimally invasive surgery fellowship programs.

Leadership

Department Chair

Gene Coppa, MD

  • Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Surgical Services,
    Northwell Health
  • Chair, Surgery,
    North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center
  • Chair and Professor of Surgery,
    Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Division leadership

Jeffrey Michael Nicastro, MD

  • Chief of Division - Acute Care Surgery of Surgery - Division of General Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman of Surgery - Division of General Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chief of Division - Acute Care Surgery of Surgery - Division of General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Vice Chairman of Surgery - Division of General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing
  • Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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John A. Procaccino, MD

  • Chief of Division of Surgery - Division of Colorectal Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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David E. Rivadeneira, MD

  • Director - Colon and Rectal Surgery of Surgery - Colorectal Surgery, Huntington Hospital
  • Director - Surgical Services of Surgery - Colorectal Surgery, Huntington Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Marc Lehrer Greenwald, MD

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