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Dr. David Rivadeneira, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

David Rivadeneira, MD 321B Crossways Park Dr, Woodbury, NY 11797 Get Directions
(631) 470-1450

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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.Read more

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in Deer Park, NY |
Bouts of diverticulitis brought me to Dr R who by the way was highly recommended. After having surgery on July 18th I was home on July 22nd. Recovery at home wasn't bad but can be challenging i.e. finding comfortable postions sleeping or sitting in a chair. With minimum narcotics and Advil pain is bearable, just make sure to use a stool softner for constipation and easier for bowel movements.The most uncomfortable pain is sneezing from the incisions with staples. Aug3 staples were removed. Thnks
in Marco Island, FL |
Had my annual colonoscopy with Dr. R as part of my ins. company wellness program(fully covered procedure) . The doctor pierced my bowel that led to heavy bleeding and me passing out at home that next day. Called the doctor and was told he would call me back which didn't happen. No thanks to him I still here. The insurance covered wellness visit was than billed as a medical procedure that I received multiple bills for, which I paid. Well 2 years later I just received another bill. Stay away
in Deer Park, NY |
I was referred to Dr. Rivadeneira by my gastroneologist to remove a cancerous mass in my sigmoid colon. He is an excellent surgeon, he made the whole process so easy to understand, he explained everything step-by-step...he definitely relieved all my fears. Thanks to the amazing talent of Dr.Rivadeneira my surgery was a complete success. I truly am fortunate to have found such an excellent surgeon. His bedside manner is the best I have ever encountered in a Doctor. I would highly recommend him.
in East Northport, NY |
I have been suffering from colon problems for many years. A friend recommended Dr. Rivadeneira within 3 weeks of my consult I had laparoscopic sigmoid colon resection. The surgery was extensive due to adhesions in intestines and the colon merged with the bladder and was an abscess with perforation, Dr. Rivadeneira was able to complete the surgery without a colostomy bag, which is HUGE! This review is to encourage others needing surgery but put it off because of fear. God's timing is perfect.
in Smithtown, NY |
Dr. Rivadeneira removed my diseased sigmoid colon after having numerous diverticulitis episodes over the last few years. I was never nervous about the surgery because I knew I had the best surgeon available. Dr. Rivadeneira explained everything that would happen and he was spot on. There was no need for prescription pain medication after the surgery, just about 3 months of fatigue. I would highly recommend Dr. Rivadeneira. I wish all of my doctors had the personality and medical skills he has.
in Oakdale, NY |
I've never felt more safe in a doctors hands before a surgery. He answered every question I had in words that I was able to understand. He talked to me like a friend, not like I was a patient. The amount of care that himself and his staff gave me was beyond what I could have thought.
in Bay Shore, NY |
Dr. Rivandeneira is an excellent doctor. He spent time talking to me before doing an in office procedure for hemorrhoids. The procedure was quick and easy. It was pain free and so far it has been a huge help to me. In the first treatment I had significant reduction in symptoms. I had one more treatment and I am confident that this will be the final one. He is funny and very reassuring.
in New York, NY |
I am so grateful to have found Dr. Rivadeneria. I was suffering with an anal fissure accompanied with upper sphincter spasms. After a bm I would be in excruciating pain for appx 6 hours.. The pain was literally unbearable. I read up on the surgery and was nervous with the mixed reviews. Dr. R put me at ease and I went forward with it. Literally had no pain immediately following surgery and I'm back to my old self! I cannot thank him enough and feel blessed to have found him! Love him!
in Mount Sinai, NY |
When I needed a colon resection to remove a mass in my colon my detailed research led me to Dr. David Rivadeneira. He makes himself conveniently available and takes the time to clearly explain the entire procedure. He performed minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and saved my life. Post surgery was virtually painless with minimum discomfort and his stated recovery time was accurate. I highly recommend this outstanding surgeon and compassionate human being.
New York, NY |
Dr Rivadeneira is an amazing talented surgeon. He is kind, patient and compassionate. I suffered from rectal prolapse and rectocele for many years. In just one day he fixed me. Now everything works the way it was meant to. I wish I had done it sooner. Thank you Dr Rivadeneira!
in Hicksville, NY |
Doctor Rivadeneira is friendly, upbeat and answers all of your questions. My colon polyp removal surgery went fine with no complications. The doctor explained what to expect after surgery. He was right on point. I have no complaints and feel very lucky to have had him as my surgeon
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Colitis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fissures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ileostomy Status
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vaginal Fistula

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess 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
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

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    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Education

  • Medical School
    Howard University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 2002

    New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lahey Clinic Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

    New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

    Completed in 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
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  • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Rivadeneira's Care Philosophy

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.