Dr. Daniel Hunt, MD

Dr. Daniel Hunt, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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47 y/o
(38)

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Dr. Daniel Hunt, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Weill Cornell Colorectal Surgery

156 William St Fl 12

New York, NY 10038
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hunt performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
very high
more than 95% of peers
Destruction of Anal Tumor
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Hunt's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Hunt's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hunt "Dr. Hunt earned his M.D. degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1999. He began his general surgery residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey in 1999. He spent two years as a Surgical Oncology Fellow at Weill Cornell Medical College studying the effects of APC mutations on colon carcinogenesis. Dr. Hunt completed his general surgery residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2006. He went on to complete a Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery and Rectal Cancer Management Fellowship at Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA in 2007. During his time at Lankenau, he gained extensive training in advanced laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and the multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer under Drs. John and Gerald Marks. Dr. Hunt completed his surgical training with a Colorectal Surgery Residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell and Columbia campuses under Drs. Jeffrey Milsom and Richard Whelan in 2008. He was recruited back to Lankenau Medical Center on completion of his training and joined the staff at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center a year later in 2009. He is a member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research in abstracts, posters and oral presentations at many professional society meetings."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hunt "Daniel H. Hunt, M.D. is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is the Site Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Dr. Hunt specializes in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant colorectal diseases. His expertise also includes surgical management of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, anal fistulae, and fissures. He has a particular interest in sphincter preservation for low rectal cancers. These advanced procedures and treatment plans, combined with new technologies offer patients improved safety, comfort and maintenance of normal bowel function."

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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

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38  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • SUNY Albany
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Saint Barnabas Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Lankenau Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hunt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hunt's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hunt to family and friends
38 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Hunt's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

My experience with Dr. Hunt is always pleasant. He explains everything, he makes me feel at ease.
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Very skilled. Knowledgeable.
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Dr Hunt is very professional,courteous, and thorough. He explains the procedure to you and how it will be done and what the risk may be. I was very impressed with him and his staff. I would definitely recommend him.
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My GI doctor said I needed surgery and referred me to a surgeon. I searched reviews online. Dr. Hunt's name was among the highest rated - by patients, and his peers. His next appointment was a few weeks away, but a vigilant staffer tracked me down as there was a cancellation the next day. Dr. Hunt...more
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Courteous gentleman who explained everything and made me feel very comfortable. I appreciated the fact that he and his staff were very apologetic for the doctors delay.
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