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Huntington Hospital bolsters cancer care, adds three surgical oncologists

Huntington Hospital

Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington offers oncological and surgical specialists


Three highly-skilled surgical oncologists will begin performing procedures at Huntington Hospital: Gary Deutsch, MD; John Wang, MD; and Michael Kuncewitch, MD.

The addition of these skilled surgical staff signals Huntington Hospital’s continued commitment to providing elite cancer care to Suffolk County residents. Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Huntington offers patients a wide variety of oncological and surgical specialists including breast surgeons, gynecologic oncologists, gastroenterologists, urologists, urologic oncologists, thoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons, surgical oncologists, colorectal surgeons and plastic and reconstructive surgeons. These surgical services complement the locally-available medical oncology and radiation oncology services so patients can receive all their cancer care without having to leave their community.

Oncology surgical specialists

Dr. Deutsch is certified in surgical oncology by the American Board of Surgery/ Complex General Surgery Oncology as well as in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He completed his fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute and his residency at North Shore University Hospital.

Dr. Wang is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He completed four fellowships: a surgical oncology one at City of Hope, minimally invasive surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, minimally invasive surgery at St. Peter’s University Hospital, and surgical critical care at University of Hawaii. Dr. Wang did his surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center.

Dr. Kuncewitch completed his fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and his residency at LIJ Medical Center. Dr. Kuncewitch is board certified in surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is board eligible in the area of surgical oncology. 

“These three top-notch surgical oncologists are a great addition to Huntington Hospital’s Commission on Cancer accredited program,” said Nick Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital.

Meet the team

These surgical oncologists are experienced in robotic cancer surgeries. Huntington Hospital recently upgraded its robotic surgical capabilities to include two da Vinci Xis. 

“Huntington Hospital’s da Vinci robots will help myself and my team perform the most advanced robotic surgical procedures in the areas of liver, pancreas, stomach and other gastrointestinal malignancies,” Dr. Deutsch explained.

Huntington Hospital now has more than a dozen surgical oncologists, including Drs. Deutsch, Wang and Kuncewitch. Huntington Hospital’s other oncology surgical specialists are:

For more information about Huntington Hospital’s cancer services, call 631-351-2568.

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