Dr. David Rivadeneira, MD

Dr. David Rivadeneira, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. David Rivadeneira, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Woodbury, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

321B Crossways Park Dr

Woodbury, NY 11797

Contact Information

(631) 470-1450

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Colectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Rivadeneira'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rivadeneira "Dr. Rivadeneira is devoted to providing advanced healthcare, in an environment of compassion, to its patients and their families. 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, fistula, fissure, and hemorrhoids. He also performs colonoscopy."

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

40  Conditions Treated

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55  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bowel Resection
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • 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

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Lahey Clinic Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995
  • Lahey Clinic Award for Research, 2003
  • American Society of Cancer Research Award, 1994
  • Marquis Whos Who in America, 2008
  • Whos Who among American Colleges and Universities, 1994
  • Consumer research council of america Top Surgeons in America, 2007
  • Strathmores Whos Who in Medicine, 2004
Media & Publications
  • Davis B, Rivadeneira DE. Complications of colorectal anastomoses: leaks, strictures and bleeding. Surg Clin North Am. 93(1):61-87, 2012
  • Rivadeneira DE (part of standards practice task force of the American society of colon and rectal surgeons) Practice parameters for the management of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano. Standards Practice Task Force of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dis Colon Rectum. 54(12):1465, 2011
  • Rivadeneira DE (part of standards practice task force of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons) Practice parameters for the management of perianal abscess and fistula-in-ano. Dis Colon Rectum. 54(12):1465-74, 2011
  • Rivadeneira DE (part of international multicenter group): No Rectopexy Versus Rectopexy following Rectal Mobilization for Full-Thickness Rectal Prolapse: A Randomized Multicenter Trial. Dis Colon Rectum 54:29-34, 2010
  • Rivadeneira DE, Wong WD: Preoperative staging of rectal cancer. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 1:17-26, 2002
  • Chaudhary ND, Ranire-Maguire M, Corman ML, Rivadeneira DE. Letter to the Editor: Topical Sucralfate Post-Hemorrhoidectomy: An Affordable and feasible treatment option? Dis Colon Rectum 51: 1857, 2008
  • Botchkina IL, Rivadeneira DE, Watkins K, Karpeh MS, Botchkina GI. Clinical Significance of Telomerase Activity in Peritoneal Disseminated Cells: Gastrointestinal Cancers. Mol Med 14(1-2):45-54, 2008
  • Rivadeneira DE (part of international rectal cancer study group, IRCSG). International preoperative rectal cancer management: staging, neoadjuvant treatment, and impact of multidisciplinary teams. World J Surg 34(11) 2689-700, 2010
  • Zwintscher NP, Johnson EK, Martin MJ, Maykel JA, Rivadeneira DE, Serur A, Steele SR. Surgical Resident and the adequacy of dictated operative reports. J Surg Res. 177(2):211-6, 2012
  • Botchkina IL, Rowehl RA, Rivadeneira DE, Karpeh MS, Crawford H, Dufour A, Ju J, Wang Y, Leyfman Y, Botchkina GI. Phenotypic subpopulations of metastaic colon cancer stem cells: Genomic Analysis. Cancer Genomic & Proteomics 6:19-30, 2009
  • Rivadeneira DE, Steele SR, Ternent C, Chalasani S, Buie WD, Rafferty JL; Standards Practice Task Force of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.Practice parameters for the management of hemorrhoids (revised 2010). Dis Colon Rectum. 54(9):1059-64, 2011
  • Rivadeneira DE, Marcello PW, Rusin LC, Murray JJ, Coller J, Roberts PL, Schotez DJ: Benefits of hand-assisted laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy: A comparative study. Dis Colon Rectum 47:1371-1376,, 2004
  • Rivadeneira DE, Verdeja JC, Sonoda T. Improved access and visibility during stapling of the ultra-low rectum: a comparative human cadaver study between two curved staplers. Ann Surg Innov Res. 13;6(1):11, 2012
  • Sonoda T, Verdeja JC, Rivadeneira DE.Stapler access and visibility in the deep pelvis: A comparative human cadaver study between a computerized right angle linear cutter versus a curved cutting stapler. .Ann Surg Innov Res. 27;5:7, 2011
  • Rivadeneira DE, Marcello PW. Current status of hand-assisted laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery: Do we need a hand? Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery. 14:154-160, 2003
  • Causey MW, Stoddard D, Johnson EK, Maykel JA, Martin MJ, Rivadeneira D, Steele SR. Laparoscopy impacts outcomes favorably following colectomy for ulcerative colitis: a critical analysis of the ACS-NSQIP database. Surg Endosc., 2012 Sep 7.
  • Rivadeneira DE, Pochapin M, Grobmyer SR, Lieberman M, Christos P, Jacobson I, Daly JM: Comparison of linear array endoscopic ultrasound and helical computed tomography for the staging of periampullary malignancies. Ann Surg Oncol 10:890-897, 2003
  • Dunn RM, Pickett LC, Rivadeneira DE. Challenges in Complex Ventral Hernia Repair: Examining the role of specialized techniques and mesh materials. American College of Surgeons/ Surgery News 1-12, 2009
  • Rivadeneira DE (part of standards practice task force of the American society of colon and rectal surgeons) Practice parameters for the management of anal fissures (3rd revision). Dis Colon Rectum 53(8): 1110-5, 2010
  • Rivadeneira, DE (part of standards practice task force of the American society of colon and rectal surgeons) Practice parameters for anal squamous neoplasms. Standards Practice Task Force of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dis Colon Rectum. 55(7):735-49, 2012
  • Surgical Management. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 20: 96-101, 2007
  • Rivadeneira DE (part of international multicenter group): No Rectopexy Versus Rectopexy following Rectal Mobilization for Full-Thickness Rectal Prolapse: A Randomized Multicenter Trial. Dis Colon Rectum 54:29-34, 2011
  • Early Multi-institution Experience With Single-Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy. Dis Colon Rectum 54: 187-92, 2011
  • CBS Healthwatch, March 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rivadeneira's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rivadeneira to family and friends
154 total reviews (65 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (154)

  • 5
    (151)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Rivadeneira'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 (65)

Dr. Rivadeneria is a wonderful caring doctor. He is very knowledgable and confident in his abilities. He has helped me a great deal, and I would recommend to friends and family should the need ever arise.
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Do NOT even think about going to anyone else. Excellent doctor. Put off going for so long because of being embarrassed. Worst mistake. Very thorough and makes you feel very comfortable with any situation.
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Dr. Rivadeneira made the experience of having hemorrhoidectomy surgery very comfortable both prior to and post surgery. His kind and knowledgeable demeanor makes it easy to understand exactly what to expect at each stage of treatment and recovery. Wonderful bedside manner. His staff is equally...more
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Being in the medical field, I know there can sometimes be a disparity among skill levels of physicians. I researched Dr. Rivadeneira and found him to be the best physician to repair my fissure. He spent plenty of time answering my questions, is compassionate and has a great bedside manner. He...more
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I suffered with hemorrhoids for many year's , I'm sorry I didn't see Dr. Rivadeneira a lot sooner . Two painless rubber band treatments and they are gone .If you have this condition go see him , you will be happy you did .
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